November 7, 2011 § Leave a Comment
Coinciding with the opening of the Wellcome Trust’s ‘Miracles and Charms‘ exhibition, this weekend saw their Day of the Dead event (above), with sugar skull decorating, papel picado, pan de muerte, marigolds, face painting, Mariachi band and a chance to make ofrendas for their altar to Henry Wellcome.
As part of their Miracles and Charms exhibition, Felicity Powell had taken inspiration from Edward Lovetts collection of 1400 amulets. One of her pieces was a film of MRI and CT scans of her own body overlaid with images drawn form the Lovett collection (below);
June 23, 2011 § Leave a Comment
This ‘Brought to life’ website is a brilliant way to find out about all the hundreds of anatomically related objects from the science museum. There are lots of different ways to explore this site, from an interactive animation showing the different historical beliefs in circulation to thorough descriptions of the weird and wonderful anatomical treasures in the Science Museum and Wellcome Collection.
May 30, 2011 § Leave a Comment
The Wellcome Collection’s Medicine Now Gallery, London, is a permanent exhibition displaying pieces largely by current contemporary artists exploring the field of medicine. Focusing on themes such as the body, genomes, malaria, obesity and living with medical science, the work spans an impressive mix of media. To enhance your visit, every Saturday at 2.30pm there are free guided tours of the Medicine Now gallery to explain the significance of the objects and artworks.