The Identity Project
The Identity Project was a nine-month season of activity
from the Wellcome Trust, including a major exhibition and diverse
events presented in Wellcome Collection, plus exhibitions, live
events and films at other venues across the UK.
Major exhibition, 26 November 2009-6 April 2010
What influences or determines our sense of who we are? What makes one person distinct from another? How does science inform human identity? This major exhibition explored the tension between the way we view ourselves and how others see us.
January-April 2010 To coincide with the exhibition, a lively programme of discussions, debates, and performances allowed visitors to engage in dialogue about issues from race to the National DNA Database and animal behaviour.
19 April-12 May 2010
A drama of passion and prejudice featuring Billy Bragg and his band. Maverick theatre-makers On Theatre joined forces with legendary singer-songwriter Billy Bragg to explore English identity and loyalty. 'Pressure Drop' took us to the heart of one family's struggle to define home. Part play, part gig, part installation, it was a passionate account of what it is to be English today.
Identity-related plays, exhibitions, films and live events took place across the UK from November 2009 to summer 2010.
The Wellcome Trust and Wellcome Collection have a particular interest in issues of identity. The Wellcome Trust supports research into genetics, generating more and more information about genetic identities. Part of the Wellcome Trust, Wellcome Collection is 'a free destination for the incurably curious', where human identity is a theme approached from many perspectives.
What influences or determines our sense of who we are? What makes one person distinct from another? How does science inform human identity?
Find out about the science of identity, explore issues of privacy and consider the role the mind plays in making us who we are.