The 'Acrylic Man', c 1990s.
3 9 c m
actual image size: 32cm x 31cm

The 'Acrylic Man', c 1990s.

© Science Museum / Science & Society Picture Library


A transparent cast resin body containing visible body parts, seen on display in the 'Challenge of Materials' Gallery at the Science Museum, London. Acrylic is a polymer made from acrylonitrile (propenenitrile, CH2CHCN) which is transparent. It can be made either as a wool-like fibre or as a resin.

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