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This Mess We're In exhibition
It is 200 years since Mary (Wollstonecraft) Shelley wrote and published her seminal work Frankenstein, or The Modern Prometheus. This Gothic-Romantic novel explores technologies emerging in chemistry as a science in 1818. Cutting, dissecting and manipulating biology to create something living was by no means a new concept to Shelley’s Modern Prometheus. Nor has it died out of fashion: the science of biological manipulation that dawned during Western Enlightenment continues today.