Our two project partners in London both have notable collections. The Royal College of Surgeons of England (RCS) houses the Wellcome Museum of Anatomy & Pathology and the Hunterian Collection at Lincolns Inn Fields. Museum of London Archaeology (MOLA) in Shoreditch holds recently excavated assemblages mostly from London and has historic ties to the Centre for Human Bioarchaeology at the Museum of London which acts as a repository for archived human remains assemblages recorded using the shared Wellcome Osteological Research Database (WORD). Assigned staff from MOLA undertook the bulk of the 3D laser scanning in London, beginning with collections housed at MOLA. MOLA worked with the Museum of London, allowing material curated by MOL to be included in the project. When the scanner was re-sited at RCS, MOLA staff continued to undertake the majority of the scanning, aided by RCS staff who helped to select specimens, record specimen information and who were responsible for the safe removal of specimens from mounts and remounting at the end of the project.
We also want to recognise the valuable contributions of our associate partners who provided expertise, resources and access to collections – please see acknowledgements for further details.