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Wellcome Collection 14h
We're excited to announce 'Being Human', our new permanent gallery opening to the public on 5 September 2019. Exploring what it means to be human the gallery will present around 50 artworks and objects that reflect our hopes and fears in the 21st century.
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Wellcome Collection 14h
How did a revolutionary Victorian medical technology and an example of cutting-edge science fall from grace to become an exemplar of 20th century drug addiction?
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Wellcome Collection 15h
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Wellcome Collection May 22
Western magicians and mind readers have long used the imagery of the ‘mystic East’ to reinforce their special powers. Shelley Saggar argues that in today’s racism-infused political climate, it’s time to stop invoking these easy stereotypes.
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Wellcome Shop May 22
AFTER HOURS SHOPPING Tue 28 May, 18:00 to 20:00 Private shopping in "the best gift shop in London". A 10% discount, a chance to win a one-year subscription to our new Book Subscription service and meet authors and . RSVP here:
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Wellcome Book Prize May 21
After the success of our 10th anniversary prize we’re having a pause to reflect and plan for the future, just as we did in 2013. We’re thrilled with the success of the prize and the eclectic variety of titles we’ve celebrated with you so far.
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Wellcome Collection May 21
Enter the wonderful world of Edward Lovett (1852–1933), the passionate folklorist who made it his mission to discover the nation’s strangest beliefs and superstitions.
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Wellcome Collection May 21
This homemade Ouija board was likely a copy of boards that were readily available in the late 19th century. Often sold in toy and novelty shops, such boards were advertised as 'never-failing amusement and recreation for the entire family.'
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Wellcome Collection May 20
Medieval doodles, Dynamo's magic and barber-surgeon’s bloodletting. Just some of the stories from last week you can catch up on over at
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Wellcome Collection May 17
A memory is just the leftover carcass of your mind's creative metabolisation of the past. A Body Squabble. See more
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Dr Jenner's House, Museum and Garden May 17
Today it's the 270th birthday of the remarkable Edward Jenner, pioneer of vaccination who has arguably saved more lives than anyone else in history. We think that's worth celebrating and we'd love to see trending. Can you help us out?
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Wellcome Collection May 16
Best known for his reinvention of close-up magic for modern audiences first discovered magic’s powerful practical functions as a child. Here he explains how the past is an important part of his performances.
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Wellcome Collection May 16
⬇️ TONIGHT! ⬇️
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Derren Brown May 16
The magic/psychology exhibition Smoke And Mirrors is sensational on London’s glittering Euston Rd. Delighted to see me (and Chris that’s you!) in it.
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Wellcome Collection May 16
Replying to @VictorianMasc
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Wellcome Collection May 15
These marginal doodles in some of Europe’s first printed books provide a tantalising glimpse into the late-medieval mind.
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Wellcome Collection May 14
If you lived in Europe between the 12th and 16th centuries and felt a little under the weather, then chances are you'd have been subjected to bloodletting by your local barber-surgeon.
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Wellcome Collection May 13
Join curator Joanne Prince this Thursday from 6pm for an illuminating talk looking at how Native American photographers have continually broken free from romanticised and colonial stereotyping to define their own images, narratives and identities.
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Wellcome Collection May 13
Broadcaster and journalist Bidisha invited 5 writers to share some deeply personal stories on birth, motherhood, sexuality, sickness, grief and healing. Their stories, inspired by items in our collection, reveal themes affecting many of our lives.
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Wellcome Collection May 11
Margery Crandon was a spiritualist who claimed to channel her dead brother, Walter. Suspicions were raised when Walter began leaving fingerprints in wax during her seances. She was later discredited when a thumbprint was found to belong to her dentist.
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