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Wellcome acquires elegant portrait of luxuriously bearded woman

The Wellcome Collection, the free museum and library founded by pharmacist and medicalia collector Sir Henry Wellcome is surely one of the most wide-ranging, fascinating and vibrant museums in London. It has just added another gem to the millions: an oil painting of Barbara van Beck, a 17th century artist and business woman who made […]

The Wellcome Collection Acquires a Dignified Portrait of a 17th-Century Bearded Woman

last monthArts : Hyperallergic

The Wellcome Collection in London acquired a 17th-century oil painting of Barbara van Beck, who had a rare genetic condition causing excessive hair growth on her body. The post The Wellcome Collection Acquires a Dignified Portrait of a 17th-Century Bearded Woman appeared first on Hyperallergic.

Wellcome Collection acquires 17th century portrait of internationally renowned and hirsute Barbara van Beck

last monthArts : Artdaily

Wellcome Collection today announced its acquisition of a 17th century portrait of businesswoman and celebrity Barbara van Beck. The painting is a rare depiction in oil paint of a woman living with a genetic condition resulting in excessive hair growth on the body. Show More Summary

"Ayurvedic Man: Encounters with Indian medicine" opens at Wellcome Collection

2 months agoArts : Artdaily

Tradition and modernity come together in Wellcome Collection?s new exhibition. Ayurvedic Man: encounters with Indian medicine shines a light on Wellcome?s rich historical collections, displaying a new artist commission and a series of never-seen-before letters. Show More Summary

Visitors Were Invited to Curate a Museum of Modern Nature and Here’s What Sprouted

4 months agoArts : Hyperallergic

The Wellcome Collection's Museum of Modern Nature is a crowdsourced reflection on our personal relationships to the natural world in the 21st century. The post Visitors Were Invited to Curate a Museum of Modern Nature and Here’s What Sprouted appeared first on Hyperallergic.

Can Graphic Design Save Your Life? review – thrills, pills and big pharma

Wellcome Collection, London This hard-hitting exhibition explores the impact of graphic design in health and pharmaceuticals as companies seek to educate, save lives, or simply sell us stuff If graphic design can save your life, it is eminently capable of killing you, too. Show More Summary

Exhibition explores the relationship between graphic design and health

5 months agoArts : Artdaily

The first major exhibition exploring the relationship between graphic design and health will open at Wellcome Collection in September 2017. Comprising some 200 objects including hardhitting posters, flashing pharmacy signs, and digital...Show More Summary

Nature and human nature intersect in a crowdsourced exhibition

At the Wellcome Collection's mischievous exhibition of "modern nature", author Boyd Tonkin detects an abiding respect for the non-human world

Crowdsourced exhibition tells stories of our relationship to the natural world

7 months agoArts : Artdaily

Wellcome Collection?s new exhibition is made up of objects borrowed from members of the public. ?A museum of modern nature? reveals the intriguing and surprising ways we relate to the natural world in modern life. From a hand painted...Show More Summary

What does 'modern nature' mean to you?

8 months agoHobbies / Nature : Nature UK

Russell Dornan from the Wellcome Collection's digital team explains his latest project, Sharing Nature, and how you can get involved too.

A Museum of Modern Nature: Your chance to be a science curator

How do you feel about nature in 2017? Find an object, a photo or jot down some thoughts – and take them to London’s Wellcome Collection for a DIY exhibition

A Social Media Challenge: Should Your Museum Have A Personality?

10 months agoArts : Modern Art Notes

"Should I say “we” instead of “I”? Am I pretending the museum is actually speaking? What would it say? How would it say it? Can I make jokes? How funny is my museum? Is Wellcome Collection sarcastic, staid, sombre, sassy? Some of the answers to these questions are found in the history, themes and approach […]

Snap, crackle and pop

11 months agoArts : Night and Day

As you go into the new Wellcome Collection exhibition, Electricity: The Spark of Life, you might have in mind a… See the full story of Snap, crackle and pop on The Spectator.

London show confirms the natural world is dead. Good riddance

A Wellcome Collection exhibition demonstrates why the idea of nature as separate to our own world deserves to go into the history books – or at least a museum

London show confirms the natural world is dead. Good riddance

A Wellcome Collection exhibition demonstrates why the idea of nature as separate to our own world deserves to go into the history books – or at least a museum

"Making Nature: How we see animals" opens at Wellcome Collection

last yearArts : Artdaily

The question of how humans relate to other animals has captivated philosophers, anthropologists, scientists, ethicists and artists for centuries. Making Nature: How we see animals brings together over 100 objects from literature, film,...Show More Summary

Online epidemic tracking tool embraces open data and collective intelligence

(Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute) Researchers from the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute and Imperial College London have developed Microreact, a free, real-time epidemic visualization and tracking platform that has been used to monitor outbreaks of Ebola, Zika and antibiotic-resistant microbes. Show More Summary

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