Northern Europe in Summer 2019

Save the Date for a New Program!

Connecting Art and Anatomy in Northern Europe
June 16-28, 2019

Anatomia Italiana offers an entirely new program Connecting Art and Anatomy in Northern Europe! This itinerary visits university anatomy museums along with the world’s greatest works of art depicting human anatomy as a science in London, The Netherlands, and Paris.


Four Nights in London
In recognition of 500 years since his death, the Royal Trust Collection will exhibit hundreds of Leonardo’s unparalleled anatomical drawings at Queen’s Gallery, Buckingham Palace in 2019, the largest exhibition of Leonardo’s work in over 65 years. The City on the Thames also offers The Wellcome Library for a private viewing of original ancient anatomical texts such as The Fabrica by Vesalius; the stunning Gordon Museum of Pathology at King’s College with anatomical wax sculptures by Joseph Towne; and the original 1822 Old Operating Theatre – Europe’s oldest – with a mock demonstration of Victorian era surgery before anesthetics. No trip to London would be complete without visits to other destinations such as Windsor Castle, the oldest and largest occupied castle in the world!


Three Nights in Amsterdam
The Connection between Art and Anatomy comes alive through the painters of the Dutch Golden Age, as we visit museums in Amsterdam and The Hague to see Rembrandt’s The Anatomy Lesson of Dr. Deijman and The Anatomy Lesson of Dr. Tulp. Marvel as well at other remarkable paintings from this era such as The Milkmaid and Girl with a Pearl Earring by Vermeer! Amsterdam also offers the anatomical theatre of The Waag – the location depicted in Rembrandt’s anatomical lessons; as well as Museum Vrolik at the University of Amsterdam, containing perhaps the largest teratological collection in the world with many specimens dating back to the 18th century. Optional activities include a visit to the Anne Frank House, the Van Gough Museum, and a cruise along Amsterdam’s charming canals.


Five Nights in Paris
Our unique itinerary includes the History of Medicine Museum at Université Paris Descartes, containing rare medical instruments and ancient anatomical specimens. But of course the City of Lights offers wine, cuisine, and culture like no other city in the world, so a day exploring the French countryside for wine and cheese tasting is a must. France also offers a trip to the D-Day Landing Beaches of Normandy, The Palace of Versailles, and of course the Louvre, perhaps the world’s greatest collection of art.


Registration details will be posted in September, but plan from now to join us in June 2019 for this one of a kind itinerary Connecting Art and Anatomy in Northern Europe! Contact us to place your name on the Inquiry List for notification of when registration opens. Be sure you’re not left out, as this program will fill fast!


Connecting Art and Anatomy in Northern Europe is open to anyone interested in discovering the deeper layers of European culture. Educated travelers, lovers of art, science, cuisine and wine, are invited to participate. Anatomy professors, take the opportunity to explore the foundations of your discipline, and incorporate the humanities into your science courses. Professional development credit is available through the Human Anatomy and Physiology Society Institute (HAPS-I).