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You're invited to the VIP preview of DMU's 150th anniversary exhibition


Students and staff at DMU can get an exclusive sneak peek of our new 150th anniversary exhibition at The Heritage Centre tonight (Thursday 12 March), before it officially opens to the public.

This major exhibition, titled '150 Years, 150 Stories', features 150 items from DMU's Special Collections and uses them to tell the story of the university, from its foundation in 1870 to the present day.

On display are an annual report from the Leicester School of Art in 1872 and a Richard III costume drawing for the Pageant of Leicester from 1932. There's also an implantable artificial pancreas, designed by Pharmaceutics Professor Joan Taylor in 2011 for the treatment of insulin-dependent diabetes, and the first-of-its-kind prosthetic limb socket made from recycled plastic bottles created by Dr Karthikeyan Kandan, Senior Lecturer in Mechanical Engineering, which made the news headlines last year.

Join us to enjoy drinks and canapés at this exclusive VIP preview at The Heritage Centre (in the Hawthorn Building) on Thursday 12 March, from 5-7pm

So we can manage numbers, please email if you'd like to attend.

The exhibition opens to the general public from Friday 13 March. 

150 - School of Art annual report main

Posted on Thursday 12th March 2020

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