An Idiosyncratic A to Z of the Human Condition
Tuesday 24 June 2014 - Sunday 12 October 2014
A is for Acts of Faith, B is for Birthdays, C is for
Chemical Life Support… Z is for Zoonoses
Explore our idiosyncratic A to Z illustrated
with a curious combination of Henry Wellcome’s weird and wonderful
collection of objects, medical artefacts, paintings, photographs
and sculptures, and some equally intriguing contemporary
Watch the birth of the first test-tube baby (B
for Birthdays), listen to Florence Nightingale speak (V for Voice)
and sneak a peek at porcelain fruit showing sexual foreplay (X for
This exhibition runs throughout the summer
ahead of our £17.5 million
redevelopment, to be completed in autumn 2014.
A selection of the A to Z objects from the exhibition.
Contribute to our ‘Idiosyncratic A to Z of the Human Condition’ both in the gallery and via social media.