This poster demonstrates the laws and ethical guidelines that exist in the United Kingdom for the care and handling of human remains. The Human Tissue Act enforces the regulations for handling human remains less than 100 years old, including the requirement for institutions to possess a license for the remains in their collections. Additionally, the Guidance for the Care of Human Remains in Museums sets out the ethical standards that apply to all human remains, no matter their age.
This post refers to coursework done for ARCLG141 (2015-16), one of the core courses of the UCL MA Principles of Conservation. As part of their assessed work for this course, students were asked to design and produce a poster communicating specific aspects of conservation. We hope you enjoy our work! Comments are most welcome.