See London museums with CWRU tour guides in art and medical history

The great museums and sights of London are on the itinerary for a Case Western Reserve University trip billed as “Museums of London—Art, History, Medicine.” The trip, scheduled for Oct. 5-14, is open to 20 individuals.

The tour group will benefit from the expertise Catherine Scallen, chair and professor from the Department of Art History, and James Edmonson, chief curator of the Dittrick Medical History Center.

This trip taps the talents of Scallen for her knowledge of the masters of European art from the 1400 to 1900, and Edmonson for his expertise in medical history. Both have extensive experience conducting research and working with museums and collections in London.

Tour stops include the Queen’s Gallery, Buckingham Palace, the National Gallery, the National Portrait Gallery, Guys Hospital, the Old Operating Theater Museum, Wellcome Library and Collection, Tate Modern Museum, Hunterian Museum, Royal College of Surgeons of England, Sir John Soane’s Museum, The Foundling Museum, Science Museum and Victoria & Albert Museum.

The eight-night trip, arranged by Professional Travel Inc., includes accommodations in a first-class hotel, meals, transportation for the trip’s organized sightseeing, museum tour guides and curators, baggage handling and hotel taxes and charges.  The cost is $3,085. Airfare to London is separate.

If interested, call Professional Travel at 800.247.0600 or visit