Come and be surprised, disturbed, and intrigued by an untold story from the history of science and psychology. Through a series of miniature three-dimensional scale models, supported by images, text and audio, we bring pioneering experimentalist and psychologist Ivan Pavlov's experiments with dogs to life.
In a darkly playful twist on the irresistible appeal of model railways, villages and towns, we recreate key events and scenes from Pavlov’s sprawling St. Petersburg laboratory complex in late 19th and early 20th century Russia.
Tapping into our enduring fascination for miniature worlds, the models reveal all in astonishing detail: parkland, architecture, interior design, technology, experimental procedures, dogs, co-workers and visitors. Highlights include the sinister goings on in the Tower of Silence, an antivivisection protest threatening to get out of hand, the medicinal uses of a dog’s gastric juice, and Pavlov: Action Hero (with accessories of course). Something for everyone!
The event is an exhibition and you can visit any time between 11am -4.30pm, for as long as you like. You do not need a ticket.
Company: University of Brighton
Duration: 330 mins
This event is an exhibition and will be open between 11am - 4:30pm
Venue Accessibility:Assistance Dogs WelcomeAge suitability: 12+ (Guideline)Babes in Arms policy: Under 2's are allowed in for free on the lap of a guardian.Content Warnings: Depictions and references to ViolenceAdditional Content Warning: The exhibition represents how experimental animal were treated in the early 20th century, including some depictions of violence towards animals in a laboratory setting.