The SMU Library is a preservation space for 840 pieces of cloned bones from 21 male disarticulated skeletons. The library bone clone project was initiated by Prof Anna Oettle, Associate Professor of Anatomy Department. With this project, she was trying to ensure that Anatomy students have access to bones beyond the limited hours in in the Department.
The Library became the preferred option for access to the bone clones, as it is open after hours and on Saturday. “Housing the bone clones in the Library gives students the opportunity to practically utilise the bones in a relaxed setting with less pressure for time. Students should take advantage of this unique opportunity,” said Prof. Oettle