Human Remains Policy

The aim of this Policy is to outline the policy and procedure for the care and management of human remains within the collections of The Hunterian. This Policy is to be read and followed in accordance with other Hunterian policies. This Policy will be reviewed every five years, or as future guidance.

Hunterian Human Remains Policy

The spreadsheet below lists all known human remains currently cared for by The Hunterian. There are separate tabs for each collection area and continent. This list will be updated as work on the collection progresses.

Please note that the list may include historic descriptions that are factually inaccurate, racist and otherwise inappropriate. We are committed to the work of addressing hurtful legacies in the collections we care for. We ask for your help in identifying data that cause offence or harm, and we welcome your feedback or suggestions which can be sent to

Hunterian Human Remains Holdings