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Teaching skeleton donations

The Harry Brookes Allen Museum of Anatomy and Pathology is able to receive donations of human skeletal material previously used in medical education. The Harry Brookes Allen Museum is one of the few institutions that can legally receive these kinds of human remains, and we incorporate them as a resource in current anatomy teaching. If you would like to donate skeletal material, you will need to bring it to the museum and sign a statutory declaration. To organise a donation, please get in touch with our curator.

Body donor program

The Department of Anatomy and Physiology at the University of Melbourne co-ordinates a Body Donor Program for the purposes of anatomical examination and the teaching and study of anatomy.

Bodies that have been donated to the program are used in the education and training of future healthcare professionals including medical, dental, physiotherapy, science and nursing students and are also used for the advanced training of surgeons and other specialists.

For more information, please see the Body Donor Program site.

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Maison Tramond, Articulated hand with wax overlay, c. 1900; human bone and wax, 26 x 12.5 x 8 cm. Harry Brookes Allen Museum, 516-102482


The Harry Brookes Allen Museum of Anatomy and Pathology needs financial support to continue to improve accessibility of the collection through research , exhibitions and innovative technology.
If you would like to make a donation to support the Harry Brookes Allen Museum, you can do so by contacting Dr Jacqueline Healy, Director, Museums, Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences.

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