Wellcome Collection - Latest press releases http://www.wellcomecollection.org/press/press-releases.aspx A free destination for the incurably curious en-uk Autumn events at Wellcome Collection This autumn the events programme at Wellcome Collection is back to full throttle with a busy calendar of events series and one-offs. http://www.wellcomecollection.org/press/press-releases/autumn-events.aspx 07/08/2014 00:00:00 http://www.wellcomecollection.org/press/press-releases/autumn-events.aspx ‘The Institute of Sexology’ to be first exhibition at expanded Wellcome Collection Wellcome Collection will explore the most publicly discussed of private acts with ‘The Institute of Sexology’ the first UK exhibition to bring together the pioneers of the study of sex. http://www.wellcomecollection.org/press/press-releases/the-institute-of-sexology.aspx 17/07/2014 00:00:00 http://www.wellcomecollection.org/press/press-releases/the-institute-of-sexology.aspx An Idiosyncratic A to Z of the Human Condition From Acts of Faith to Zoonoses, Wellcome Collection presents a unique and idiosyncratic A to Z of the human condition, mediated through strange and wonderful objects http://www.wellcomecollection.org/press/press-releases/an-idiosyncratic-a-to-z.aspx 24/06/2014 00:00:00 http://www.wellcomecollection.org/press/press-releases/an-idiosyncratic-a-to-z.aspx The Generosity Plates by John Newling Wellcome Collection's foyer and café will be home to small miracles of nature with a newly commissioned intervention of artworks, sculptures and plant propagation by the artist John Newling. http://www.wellcomecollection.org/press/press-releases/the-generosity-plates.aspx 01/05/2014 00:00:00 http://www.wellcomecollection.org/press/press-releases/the-generosity-plates.aspx Wellcome Collection announces first residents of the Hub The first residents of the Hub at Wellcome Collection, a flagship new space for interdisciplinary projects around health and wellbeing, will investigate the busyness of modern life. http://www.wellcomecollection.org/press/press-releases/first-residents-of-the-hub.aspx 26/03/2014 00:00:00 http://www.wellcomecollection.org/press/press-releases/first-residents-of-the-hub.aspx Foreign Bodies, Common Ground Wellcome Collection’s winter exhibition, ‘Foreign Bodies, Common Ground’, offers a unique exploration of global health, bringing together artworks made during residencies at medical research centres funded by the Wellcome Trust in six countries. http://www.wellcomecollection.org/press/press-releases/foreign-bodies-common-ground.aspx 24/10/2013 00:00:00 http://www.wellcomecollection.org/press/press-releases/foreign-bodies-common-ground.aspx Thinking with the body: mind and movement in the work of Wayne McGregor | Random Dance Wellcome Collection’s autumn exhibition ‘Thinking with the body’ explores a series of long-standing interdisciplinary projects organised by Wayne McGregor | Random Dance to investigate creativity in dance http://www.wellcomecollection.org/press/press-releases/thinking-with-the-body.aspx 07/08/2013 00:00:00 http://www.wellcomecollection.org/press/press-releases/thinking-with-the-body.aspx It'll be all Wrong! on the night as Wellcome Collection admits mistakes Wellcome Collection gets off on the wrong foot with an all building spectacular celebrating human failures, fallacies and faults http://www.wellcomecollection.org/press/press-releases/wrong-late-night-event.aspx 28/06/2013 00:00:00 http://www.wellcomecollection.org/press/press-releases/wrong-late-night-event.aspx Growing fun at Wellcome Collection’s Midsummer Picnic Cumberland Market will be turned into a glorious garden party for this year’s Wellcome Collection midsummer picnic http://www.wellcomecollection.org/press/press-releases/midsummer-picnic-2013.aspx 13/06/2013 00:00:00 http://www.wellcomecollection.org/press/press-releases/midsummer-picnic-2013.aspx Previously unseen treasures to go on display across the country in First Time Out Previously hidden objects, weird, wonderful and beautiful by turn, go on display in a unique collaboration between ten museums and galleries http://www.wellcomecollection.org/press/press-releases/first-time-out.aspx 03/06/2013 00:00:00 http://www.wellcomecollection.org/press/press-releases/first-time-out.aspx Wellcome Collection explores 'The Nose' A captivating night of talks, performances, interactive events and drop-in sessions, dedicated to this most ‘overlooked’ of body parts. http://www.wellcomecollection.org/press/press-releases/the-nose.aspx 29/04/2013 00:00:00 http://www.wellcomecollection.org/press/press-releases/the-nose.aspx Ants and humans square up as Wellcome Collection’s new game asks Who’s the Pest? Wellcome Collection today lets loose armies of digital ants to terrorise gamers in ‘Who's the Pest?’ http://www.wellcomecollection.org/press/press-releases/whos-the-pest-game.aspx 12/04/2013 00:00:00 http://www.wellcomecollection.org/press/press-releases/whos-the-pest-game.aspx Who's the Pest? brings a season of insects to Wellcome Collection A new collaboration with Pestival ranges from insect labs to the dining table, with archive crawls, epicurean surprises, insect installations, debates and games. http://www.wellcomecollection.org/press/press-releases/whos-the-pest-bring.aspx 20/03/2013 00:00:00 http://www.wellcomecollection.org/press/press-releases/whos-the-pest-bring.aspx Codebreakers: Makers of modern genetics The papers of the pioneers of modern genetics have been collected together for the first time and made freely available in a £3.9m digitisation project from the Wellcome Library. http://www.wellcomecollection.org/press/press-releases/codebreakers.aspx 04/03/2013 00:00:00 http://www.wellcomecollection.org/press/press-releases/codebreakers.aspx The Voice Explore the unexpected qualities of your vocal cords at Wellcome Collection's next late event. http://www.wellcomecollection.org/press/press-releases/the-voice.aspx 12/02/2013 00:00:00 http://www.wellcomecollection.org/press/press-releases/the-voice.aspx Souzou: Outsider Art from Japan Wellcome Collection's spring exhibition, 'Souzou: Outsider Art from Japan', will bring together more than 300 works for the first major display of Japanese Outsider Art in the UK. http://www.wellcomecollection.org/press/press-releases/souzou-outsider-art-from-japan.aspx 19/12/2012 00:00:00 http://www.wellcomecollection.org/press/press-releases/souzou-outsider-art-from-japan.aspx 'Pain and its Meanings': two thought-provoking days of cultural exploration and discussion at Wellcome Collection Join a prominent group of thought leaders on Friday 7–Saturday 8 December at Wellcome Collection to probe the meanings of pain over two stimulating days of poetry, film, music, lectures and discussion. http://www.wellcomecollection.org/press/press-releases/pain-and-its-meanings.aspx 21/11/2012 00:00:00 http://www.wellcomecollection.org/press/press-releases/pain-and-its-meanings.aspx Death: The Richard Harris Collection Wellcome Collection's major winter exhibition, 'Death', showcases some 300 works from a unique collection devoted to the iconography of death and our complex and contradictory attitudes towards it. http://www.wellcomecollection.org/press/press-releases/death.aspx 13/11/2012 00:00:00 http://www.wellcomecollection.org/press/press-releases/death.aspx Wellcome Collection releases magical app for Londoners Wellcome Collection is offering Londoners the chance to experience an enchanted version of their city with the release of a new free iPhone app, Magic in Modern London. http://www.wellcomecollection.org/press/press-releases/magic-in-modern-london.aspx 31/10/2012 00:00:00 http://www.wellcomecollection.org/press/press-releases/magic-in-modern-london.aspx Wellcome Collection unveils £17.5 million development plans Wellcome Collection today unveiled a major £17.5m development project, creating new galleries and spaces to meet overwhelming demand. http://www.wellcomecollection.org/press/press-releases/wellcome-collection-developmen.aspx 24/10/2012 00:00:00 http://www.wellcomecollection.org/press/press-releases/wellcome-collection-developmen.aspx Wellcome Collection explores Art in Global Health A new project from Wellcome Collection is bringing together artists and scientists in six Wellcome Trust-funded research programmes around the world. http://www.wellcomecollection.org/press/press-releases/art-in-global-health.aspx 26/07/2012 00:00:00 http://www.wellcomecollection.org/press/press-releases/art-in-global-health.aspx Memory Trace London landmarks take on a cerebral twist in Gayle Chong Kwan’s Memory Trace, a newly commissioned photographic work displayed in the windows of the Wellcome Trust headquarters. http://www.wellcomecollection.org/press/press-releases/memory-trace.aspx 20/07/2012 00:00:00 http://www.wellcomecollection.org/press/press-releases/memory-trace.aspx Superhuman From Icarus to i-Limbs, Wellcome Collection’s major summer exhibition, ‘Superhuman’, explores the extraordinary ways people have sought to improve, adapt and enhance their body’s performance. http://www.wellcomecollection.org/press/press-releases/superhuman.aspx 04/07/2012 00:00:00 http://www.wellcomecollection.org/press/press-releases/superhuman.aspx Archives from the pioneers of modern genetics to be brought together for the first time The Wellcome Library is to bring the papers of the pioneers of modern genetics together in one place for the first time as part of a ground-breaking digitisation project, 'Modern Genetics and its Foundations'. http://www.wellcomecollection.org/press/press-releases/modern-genetics-archives.aspx 16/05/2012 00:00:00 http://www.wellcomecollection.org/press/press-releases/modern-genetics-archives.aspx The treasures of Henry Wellcome From a pair of wax hands to an executioner’s mask, a new display of photographs by Thom Atkinson in the windows of the Wellcome Trust celebrates the remarkable collection of treasures amassed by Sir Henry Wellcome. http://www.wellcomecollection.org/press/press-releases/treasures-of-henry-wellcome.aspx 09/03/2012 00:00:00 http://www.wellcomecollection.org/press/press-releases/treasures-of-henry-wellcome.aspx Wave by Sigune Hamann Visitors and passersby will find themselves greeted by unknown figures waving to them at Wellcome Collection this March as a new art installation takes over the building's foyer and windows. http://www.wellcomecollection.org/press/press-releases/wave-by-sigune-hamann.aspx 28/02/2012 00:00:00 http://www.wellcomecollection.org/press/press-releases/wave-by-sigune-hamann.aspx Here Comes Good Health! From vans with cinemas in the back to electric signs flashing warnings about maggots, clean teeth and spitting, you couldn’t ignore health in interwar Bermondsey. http://www.wellcomecollection.org/press/press-releases/here-comes-good-health.aspx 23/02/2012 00:00:00 http://www.wellcomecollection.org/press/press-releases/here-comes-good-health.aspx Brains: The mind as matter Brains: The mind as matter (29 March to 17 June 2012) explores what humans have done to brains in the cause of medical intervention, scientific enquiry, cultural meaning and technological change. http://www.wellcomecollection.org/press/press-releases/brains-the-mind-as-matter.aspx 22/12/2011 00:00:00 http://www.wellcomecollection.org/press/press-releases/brains-the-mind-as-matter.aspx Miracles and Charms at Wellcome Collection Miracles and Charms, Wellcome Collection's autumn exhibition programme, explores the extraordinary in the everyday with two shows: 'Infinitas Gracias: Mexican Miracle Paintings' and 'Felicity Powell: Charmed Life'. http://www.wellcomecollection.org/press/press-releases/miracles-and-charms.aspx 06/10/2011 00:00:00 http://www.wellcomecollection.org/press/press-releases/miracles-and-charms.aspx Wellcome Collection Gets Mouthy for its September Late event Wellcome Collection opens wide on Friday 30 September for Get Mouthy! - an evening dedicated to nature's most important orifice. http://www.wellcomecollection.org/press/press-releases/get-mouthy.aspx 05/09/2011 00:00:00 http://www.wellcomecollection.org/press/press-releases/get-mouthy.aspx White Sound: an urban seascape This autumn, noise from the gridlocked traffic on the Euston Road in London will be replaced by the sound of waves breaking onto pebbles with White Sound: an urban seascape, a newly commissioned work by Bill Fontana at Wellcome Collection. http://www.wellcomecollection.org/press/press-releases/white-sound-an-urban-seascape.aspx 07/07/2011 00:00:00 http://www.wellcomecollection.org/press/press-releases/white-sound-an-urban-seascape.aspx Rare portrait for Library The Wellcome Library has acquired a magnificent portrait drawing of the French surgeon Ange-Bernard Imbert-Delonnes (1747–1818) by Pierre Chasselat – a portrait with a distinctive feature. http://www.wellcomecollection.org/press/press-releases/rare-portrait-for-library.aspx 23/05/2011 00:00:00 http://www.wellcomecollection.org/press/press-releases/rare-portrait-for-library.aspx Elements Wellcome Collection opens late on Friday 8 April for Elements, a spectacular night of chemical romance, intrigue and performance. http://www.wellcomecollection.org/press/press-releases/elements.aspx 14/03/2011 00:00:00 http://www.wellcomecollection.org/press/press-releases/elements.aspx Wellcome Trust plays dirty with new season of activities Obsessively avoided and often misunderstood, dirt - and our complex relationship with it - is the subject of a new season from Wellcome Trust. http://www.wellcomecollection.org/press/press-releases/dirt-season.aspx 01/03/2011 00:00:00 http://www.wellcomecollection.org/press/press-releases/dirt-season.aspx Dirt: The filthy reality of everyday life Bringing together artefacts spanning art, photography, cultural ephemera, scientific artefacts, film and literature, 'Dirt' uncovers a rich history of disgust and delight in the dirty secrets of our past and points to the uncertain future of filth. http://www.wellcomecollection.org/press/press-releases/dirt.aspx 17/12/2010 00:00:00 http://www.wellcomecollection.org/press/press-releases/dirt.aspx Aura Satz: Sound Seam Haunting sounds, uncanny echoes and the acoustic inscriptions of bodies will be encountered with the presentation of Sound Seam, a new film by artist Aura Satz. http://www.wellcomecollection.org/press/press-releases/aura-satz-sound-seam.aspx 14/12/2010 00:00:00 http://www.wellcomecollection.org/press/press-releases/aura-satz-sound-seam.aspx 'Hands' event at Wellcome Collection Wellcome Collection opens its doors late on 26 November for ‘Hands’ - an evening dedicated to the anatomical and cultural wonders that we carry in our pockets. http://www.wellcomecollection.org/press/press-releases/hands.aspx 19/11/2010 00:00:00 http://www.wellcomecollection.org/press/press-releases/hands.aspx High Society Wellcome Collection's major winter exhibition 'High Society' explores the role of mind-altering drugs in history and culture, challenging the perception that drugs are a disease of modern life. http://www.wellcomecollection.org/press/press-releases/high-society-1.aspx 01/11/2010 00:00:00 http://www.wellcomecollection.org/press/press-releases/high-society-1.aspx Laid to rest Artist Serena Korda is asking the public to donate dust, collected from their houses, workplaces or other locations, to form an artwork that will be displayed as part of our spring 2011 exhibition, ‘Dirt: The filthy reality of everyday life’. http://www.wellcomecollection.org/press/press-releases/laid-to-rest.aspx 01/11/2010 00:00:00 http://www.wellcomecollection.org/press/press-releases/laid-to-rest.aspx Things We are calling on the public to loan or donate objects and become co-curatos of our new temporary exhibition, 'Things'. http://www.wellcomecollection.org/press/press-releases/things.aspx 16/09/2010 00:00:00 http://www.wellcomecollection.org/press/press-releases/things.aspx Handle with Care: Next generation Nightingales Celebrating 150 years of the Florence Nightingale School of Nursing and Midwifery at King's College London, Wellcome Collection opens its doors for a late night extravaganza showcasing the complexity of nursing and midwifery care in the 21st century. http://www.wellcomecollection.org/press/press-releases/handle-with-care.aspx 20/08/2010 00:00:00 http://www.wellcomecollection.org/press/press-releases/handle-with-care.aspx Blood, Guts, Brains and Babies Wellcome Collection and City Stories Walks have been working together to bring you their first interactive, multimedia walking tour straight to your iPhone or iPod Touch. http://www.wellcomecollection.org/press/press-releases/blood-guts-brains-and-babies.aspx 19/08/2010 00:00:00 http://www.wellcomecollection.org/press/press-releases/blood-guts-brains-and-babies.aspx Wellcome Collection events and exhibitions, September-October 2010 Information about the free exhibitions and events at Wellcome Collection in September and October 2010. http://www.wellcomecollection.org/press/press-releases/events-and-exhibitions.aspx 18/08/2010 00:00:00 http://www.wellcomecollection.org/press/press-releases/events-and-exhibitions.aspx High Society Wellcome Collection explores the role of mind-altering drugs in history and culture with its latest exhibition. http://www.wellcomecollection.org/press/press-releases/high-society.aspx 10/08/2010 00:00:00 http://www.wellcomecollection.org/press/press-releases/high-society.aspx The human canvas: live tattooing Wellcome Collection joins forces with the Don't Panic online art community to host a unique event that sees the winning design from our tattoo competition being tattooed live on volunteer Caisa Ederyd. http://www.wellcomecollection.org/press/press-releases/the-human-canvas.aspx 14/07/2010 00:00:00 http://www.wellcomecollection.org/press/press-releases/the-human-canvas.aspx Midsummer Picnic - free community event The Midsummer Picnic is back for 2010, inviting Camden residents to celebrate summer with activities and performances inspired by Wellcome Collection. http://www.wellcomecollection.org/press/press-releases/midsummer-picnic.aspx 21/06/2010 00:00:00 http://www.wellcomecollection.org/press/press-releases/midsummer-picnic.aspx Quacks and Cures - a new improved formula Following on from the sell out success of last year’s event, Wellcome Collection is delighted to be returning with Quacks and Cures - an unusual, quirky and entertaining evening of quack doctors and medical cures from the 19th through 21st centuries. http://www.wellcomecollection.org/press/press-releases/quacks-and-cures-2.aspx 25/05/2010 00:00:00 http://www.wellcomecollection.org/press/press-releases/quacks-and-cures-2.aspx Seeing Myself See Hear the 'sound of colour' and the 'music of your clothes' played by an ensemble of 'Seeing Instruments' and watch a real, live experiment designed by children in a free event at Wellcome Collection in London. http://www.wellcomecollection.org/press/press-releases/seeing-myself-see.aspx 24/05/2010 00:00:00 http://www.wellcomecollection.org/press/press-releases/seeing-myself-see.aspx 'Skin' events programme announced Wellcome Collection in central London today announces details of the events programme to support this year’s summer exhibition - 'Skin'. http://www.wellcomecollection.org/press/press-releases/skin-events-programme.aspx 16/04/2010 00:00:00 http://www.wellcomecollection.org/press/press-releases/skin-events-programme.aspx Skin Following the success of its recent exhibitions, which have looked at mental health and at identity, Wellcome Collection returns to the subject of the human body for its summer exhibition: 'Skin'. http://www.wellcomecollection.org/press/press-releases/skin.aspx 22/03/2010 00:00:00 http://www.wellcomecollection.org/press/press-releases/skin.aspx Cast announced for 'Pressure Drop' at Wellcome Collection Mick Gordon and Christopher Haydon are delighted to announce the cast for 'Pressure Drop', the first major theatrical production at Wellcome Collection. http://www.wellcomecollection.org/press/press-releases/pressure-drop-cast-announced.aspx 16/03/2010 00:00:00 http://www.wellcomecollection.org/press/press-releases/pressure-drop-cast-announced.aspx New head of Wellcome Library appointed A new Head of the Wellcome Library has been appointed. Dr Simon Chaplin started his new position at the beginning of February. http://www.wellcomecollection.org/press/press-releases/new-head-of-wellcome-library.aspx 22/02/2010 00:00:00 http://www.wellcomecollection.org/press/press-releases/new-head-of-wellcome-library.aspx Wellcome Collection raises curtain on its first major theatrical production Wellcome Collection is thrilled to announce the presentation of its first major performance arts production, 'Pressure Drop', starring Billy Bragg. http://www.wellcomecollection.org/press/press-releases/wellcome-collection-raises-cur.aspx 02/02/2010 00:00:00 http://www.wellcomecollection.org/press/press-releases/wellcome-collection-raises-cur.aspx The Identity Project launches in Scotland The Identity Project opens in Scotland with a series of exhibitions, talks and films in Dundee. http://www.wellcomecollection.org/press/press-releases/the-identity-project-launches.aspx 01/02/2010 00:00:00 http://www.wellcomecollection.org/press/press-releases/the-identity-project-launches.aspx China: Birth and belonging Wellcome Collection joins forces with Chinese Arts Centre to produce a major two-day symposium tackling the idea of identity in contemporary China. http://www.wellcomecollection.org/press/press-releases/china-birth-and-belonging.aspx 28/01/2010 00:00:00 http://www.wellcomecollection.org/press/press-releases/china-birth-and-belonging.aspx Profits from conference centre to go back to the Wellcome Trust The Wellcome Collection Conference Centre in London has announced that it will gift aid profits in the region of £750 000 back to the Wellcome Trust. http://www.wellcomecollection.org/press/press-releases/profits-from-conference-centre.aspx 14/01/2010 00:00:00 http://www.wellcomecollection.org/press/press-releases/profits-from-conference-centre.aspx The Identity Project is launched Who are you? And who do you think you are? The Identity Project is a nine-month season of activity from the Wellcome Trust. http://www.wellcomecollection.org/press/press-releases/the-identity-project-launch.aspx 24/11/2009 00:00:00 http://www.wellcomecollection.org/press/press-releases/the-identity-project-launch.aspx Wellcome Collection acquires 'Swine Flu' sculpture Wellcome Collection in central London has acquired a new and unusual glass sculpture of the H1N1 (swine flu) virus by the artist Luke Jerram. http://www.wellcomecollection.org/press/press-releases/swine-flu-sculpture.aspx 21/09/2009 00:00:00 http://www.wellcomecollection.org/press/press-releases/swine-flu-sculpture.aspx Identity: Eight rooms, nine lives As part of its ambitious season of activities focused on the endlessly fascinating topic of human identity, Wellcome Collection in London announces details of its next major temporary exhibition: 'Identity: Eight rooms, nine lives'. http://www.wellcomecollection.org/press/press-releases/identity-exhibition.aspx 01/09/2009 00:00:00 http://www.wellcomecollection.org/press/press-releases/identity-exhibition.aspx Mapping the Musical Brain A free Wellcome Collection event this September explores the power of music with leading authorities on the relationship between music and the brain http://www.wellcomecollection.org/press/press-releases/mapping-the-musical-brain.aspx 21/08/2009 00:00:00 http://www.wellcomecollection.org/press/press-releases/mapping-the-musical-brain.aspx Fedrick Cayley Robinson A series of large-scale painting by the fashionable turn-of-the-century British artist Fredrick Cayley Robinson has been purchased by the Wellcome Trust for public display in the Wellcome Library http://www.wellcomecollection.org/press/press-releases/fredrick-cayley-robinson.aspx 21/08/2009 00:00:00 http://www.wellcomecollection.org/press/press-releases/fredrick-cayley-robinson.aspx 'Exquisite Bodies' events programme announced Wellcome Collection announces further details of its summer exhibition - 'Exquisite Bodies' - a unique exploration of a strange and forgotten chapter in medical history, launching 30 July. http://www.wellcomecollection.org/press/press-releases/exquisite-bodies.aspx 26/06/2009 00:00:00 http://www.wellcomecollection.org/press/press-releases/exquisite-bodies.aspx Quacks and Cures An evening of performance, talks and activities at Wellcome Collection in July explores the themes of quack doctors and medical cures from three centuries. http://www.wellcomecollection.org/press/press-releases/quacks-and-cures.aspx 09/06/2009 00:00:00 http://www.wellcomecollection.org/press/press-releases/quacks-and-cures.aspx TV series gives viewers chance to interact with surgeons during operations A new four-part Channel 4 series will, for the first time, give TV viewers the chance to interact with leading surgeons as they carry out life-changing operations, allowing them to experience the minute-by-minute drama of the operating theatre. http://www.wellcomecollection.org/press/press-releases/the-operation-surgery-live.aspx 15/05/2009 00:00:00 http://www.wellcomecollection.org/press/press-releases/the-operation-surgery-live.aspx 'Exquisite Bodies' exhibition coming this summer A new and intriguing exhibition launching this summer will allow visitors to explore a strange and forgotten chapter in medical history. 'Exquisite Bodies' at Wellcome Collection will reveal how spectacular collections of anatomical models were used not only to teach but also to titillate the public in Victorian Britain and Europe. http://www.wellcomecollection.org/press/press-releases/exquisite-bodies1.aspx 06/05/2009 00:00:00 http://www.wellcomecollection.org/press/press-releases/exquisite-bodies1.aspx Wellcome Collection events and exhibitions, June-July 2009 Information about the free exhibitions and events at Wellcome Collection in June and July 2009. http://www.wellcomecollection.org/press/press-archives/june-july-2009.aspx 07/04/2009 00:00:00 http://www.wellcomecollection.org/press/press-archives/june-july-2009.aspx Restaurant Associates retains Wellcome Trust contract Restaurant Associates (RA), the executive dining sector of Compass Group UK & Ireland, has retained its contract with the UK's largest charity the Wellcome Trust for a further three years. http://www.wellcomecollection.org/press/press-archives/restaurant-associates.aspx 16/12/2008 00:00:00 http://www.wellcomecollection.org/press/press-archives/restaurant-associates.aspx Wellcome Collection wins silver in Visit London's Attraction of the Year awards Wellcome Collection, the unique gallery and museum on London's Euston Road that explores the relationships between medicine, life and art, has scooped a silver award at this year's Visit London Awards ceremony. http://www.wellcomecollection.org/press/press-archives/wellcome-collection-wins.aspx 04/12/2008 00:00:00 http://www.wellcomecollection.org/press/press-archives/wellcome-collection-wins.aspx The Watch Man: An installation by Shona Illingworth A major multi-media installation exploring trauma memory by artist Shona Illingworth will be shown as part of ''War and Medicine', this year's major temporary exhibition at Wellcome Collection. http://www.wellcomecollection.org/press/press-archives/the-watch-man.aspx 02/12/2008 00:00:00 http://www.wellcomecollection.org/press/press-archives/the-watch-man.aspx War artist's trip to Afghanistan at the heart of new exhibition New work by contemporary artist David Cotterrell will be unveiled for the first time as part of a major temporary exhibition - 'War and Medicine' - launching on 22 November at Wellcome Collection. http://www.wellcomecollection.org/press/press-archives/war-artists-trip.aspx 21/11/2008 00:00:00 http://www.wellcomecollection.org/press/press-archives/war-artists-trip.aspx Tune-In: Music with the Brain in Mind A free weekend event on Saturday 8 November at Wellcome Collection explores improvisation and wellbeing. http://www.wellcomecollection.org/press/press-archives/tune-in.aspx 22/10/2008 00:00:00 http://www.wellcomecollection.org/press/press-archives/tune-in.aspx Make a Piano in Spain A newly commissioned work by artist John Newling for Wellcome Collection, the 'Make a Piano in Spain' installation will be on display from 15 October to 14 November. http://www.wellcomecollection.org/press/press-archives/make-a-piano-in-spain.aspx 17/10/2008 00:00:00 http://www.wellcomecollection.org/press/press-archives/make-a-piano-in-spain.aspx Clarke's Cabinets of Cures: Blood, Mermaids and Madness 'Clarke's Cabinets of Cures' by Mark Clarke is a series of mismatched cabinets with fascinating stories to tell, on display at Wellcome Collection from 14 October. http://www.wellcomecollection.org/press/press-archives/clarkes-cabinets-of-cures.aspx 14/10/2008 00:00:00 http://www.wellcomecollection.org/press/press-archives/clarkes-cabinets-of-cures.aspx Medical London: City of Diseases, City of Cures A unique celebration of and guide to London's medical history will be published on 10 November 2008 by Strange Attractor Press, in association with Wellcome Collection. http://www.wellcomecollection.org/press/press-archives/medical-london.aspx 14/10/2008 00:00:00 http://www.wellcomecollection.org/press/press-archives/medical-london.aspx Story of early eastern medicine to be revealed to the world A new partnership between the Wellcome Library, and Bibliotheca Alexandrina (BA) in Egypt, the leading institution for the documentation of Egyptian, Arabic and Islamic cultural heritage will reveal the story of early medicine in the Eastern world. http://www.wellcomecollection.org/press/press-archives/story-of-eastern-medicine.aspx 15/09/2008 00:00:00 http://www.wellcomecollection.org/press/press-archives/story-of-eastern-medicine.aspx War and Medicine at Wellcome Collection A groundbreaking exhibition will consider the continually evolving relationship between warfare and medicine, beginning with the disasters of the Crimean War in the 1850s and continuing through to today's conflicts in Afghanistan and Iraq. http://www.wellcomecollection.org/press/press-archives/war-and-medicine.aspx 10/09/2008 00:00:00 http://www.wellcomecollection.org/press/press-archives/war-and-medicine.aspx Guts, instinct and evidence Personal papers of the late Sir Bernard Spilsbury, 'the father of modern forensics', have been purchased at Sotheby's by the Wellcome Library, Europe's leading resource for the study of the history of medicine. http://www.wellcomecollection.org/press/press-archives/guts-instinct-and-evidence.aspx 18/08/2008 00:00:00 http://www.wellcomecollection.org/press/press-archives/guts-instinct-and-evidence.aspx Three-day drawing festival launches The Big Draw 2008 The Campaign for Drawing, Bow Arts Trust and University College London present 'Drawing on Life' at Wellcome Collection and UCL, 26-28 September. http://www.wellcomecollection.org/press/press-archives/the-big-draw-2008.aspx 22/07/2008 00:00:00 http://www.wellcomecollection.org/press/press-archives/the-big-draw-2008.aspx Shifts in Perception, 18 and 19 July An event for the inquisitive, examining the extraordinary ways we perceive the world around us, will take place at Wellcome Collection on 18 and 19 July 2008. http://www.wellcomecollection.org/press/press-archives/shifts-in-perception.aspx 03/07/2008 00:00:00 http://www.wellcomecollection.org/press/press-archives/shifts-in-perception.aspx The Wellcome Debate Join a panel of experts from the fields of genetics, biomedicine, private business, policy and the media to explore issues relating to genetic testing on Thursday 10 July at Wellcome Collection. http://www.wellcomecollection.org/press/press-archives/the-wellcome-debate.aspx 03/07/2008 00:00:00 http://www.wellcomecollection.org/press/press-archives/the-wellcome-debate.aspx Wellcome Collection announces 300 000 visits in first year London's latest cultural venue, Wellcome Collection, today announces that it has attracted over 300 000 visits since launching, in time for celebrating its first birthday on 21 June. http://www.wellcomecollection.org/press/press-archives/300-000-visits-in-first-year.aspx 19/06/2008 00:00:00 http://www.wellcomecollection.org/press/press-archives/300-000-visits-in-first-year.aspx Skeletons: London's buried bones at Wellcome Collection Twenty-six skeletons from the Museum of London's Centre for Human Bioarchaeology will go on display at Wellcome Collection, as part of a new exhibition that reveals what lies just metres beneath our feet. http://www.wellcomecollection.org/press/press-archives/skeletons.aspx 03/06/2008 00:00:00 http://www.wellcomecollection.org/press/press-archives/skeletons.aspx Twenty Six Things: A film by Marion Coutts 'Twenty Six Things' is a new film by the artist Marion Coutts, commissioned by Wellcome Collection. It is based on a simple memory game in which participants are shown a collection of objects, some of which might change position when they look away. http://www.wellcomecollection.org/press/press-archives/twenty-six-things.aspx 08/05/2008 00:00:00 http://www.wellcomecollection.org/press/press-archives/twenty-six-things.aspx Nobody Lives Forever by Judith Johnson Innovative theatre combines with lively debate in a groundbreaking new play: 'Nobody Lives Forever' explores the social, moral, scientific and political questions raised by stem cell research and applies it to everyday living. http://www.wellcomecollection.org/press/press-archives/nobody-lives-forever.aspx 07/05/2008 00:00:00 http://www.wellcomecollection.org/press/press-archives/nobody-lives-forever.aspx From Atoms to Patterns opens A unique exhibition of crystal structure designs from the 1951 Festival of Britain opens at Wellcome Collection. http://www.wellcomecollection.org/press/press-archives/from-atoms-to-patterns.aspx 29/04/2008 00:00:00 http://www.wellcomecollection.org/press/press-archives/from-atoms-to-patterns.aspx Transplant patient reunited with her own heart at Wellcome Collection Heart transplant patient Jennifer Sutton did something today that none of us ever can, she came face-to-face with her own heart in The Heart exhibition at Wellcome Collection, a new £30m public venue from the Wellcome Trust. http://www.wellcomecollection.org/press/press-archives/transplant-patient-reunited.aspx 04/09/2007 00:00:00 http://www.wellcomecollection.org/press/press-archives/transplant-patient-reunited.aspx The mysteries of sleeping and dreaming explored: Wellcome Collection announces second major temporary exhibition Sleeping and Dreaming a groundbreaking exhibition that combines art and medical science to explore sleep - the mysterious state we all inhabit for a third of our lives - will be the second major temporary exhibition at Wellcome Collection. http://www.wellcomecollection.org/press/press-archives/the-mysteries-of-sleeping.aspx 03/08/2007 00:00:00 http://www.wellcomecollection.org/press/press-archives/the-mysteries-of-sleeping.aspx Heartfelt Emotions: A major two day public symposium on emotions and the battle between the head and the heart What are emotions? Can you die of a broken heart? Do we control our emotions, or do they control us? What makes us feel love and hate, anger or joy? These questions and more will be answered a special two day symposium run by Wellcome Collection. http://www.wellcomecollection.org/press/press-archives/heartfelt-emotions.aspx 01/08/2007 00:00:00 http://www.wellcomecollection.org/press/press-archives/heartfelt-emotions.aspx Wellcome Collection: A world first, opened by a world-famous scientist Wellcome Collection, the new £30 million visitor attraction from the Wellcome Trust, was opened today by Nobel Prize winner Professor James Watson, co-discoverer of the structure of DNA and Stephen Fry at an evening gala reception. http://www.wellcomecollection.org/press/press-archives/a-world-first.aspx 20/07/2007 00:00:00 http://www.wellcomecollection.org/press/press-archives/a-world-first.aspx 'The Heart': Wellcome Collection's first major temporary exhibition The Heart is the first major temporary exhibition in the new £30m Wellcome Collection. The exhibition explores the medical and cultural significance of the heart featuring exhibits from the Egyptian Book of the Dead, Leonardo da Vinci and Andy Warhol. http://www.wellcomecollection.org/press/press-archives/the-heart.aspx 20/06/2007 00:00:00 http://www.wellcomecollection.org/press/press-archives/the-heart.aspx