The Wellcome Collection closed the long-term exhibition Medicine Man for concerns of “racism, sexism, and ableism.”
The Politics of the Air We Breathe
Inspired by Charles Babbage’s idea of air as “atmospheric memory,” In the Air considers air as a common space that belongs to and affects the whole of humanity.
Two Artists Stare Into the Face of Death
In Misbehaving Bodies, Jo Spence and Oreet Ashery’s works consider the protracted degeneration of the body.
Artists and Scientists Concoct Immersive Projects at the Wellcome
The Wellcome Collection in London introduces four mixed-media installations in an immersive, collaborative show between artists and scientists.
Visitors Were Invited to Curate a Museum of Modern Nature and Here’s What Sprouted
The Wellcome Collection’s Museum of Modern Nature is a crowdsourced reflection on our personal relationships to the natural world in the 21st century.
A Visual Record of Four Centuries of Asylum Care
Mike Jay’s book This Way Madness Lies explores society’s approach to mental illness over centuries.
The Belgian Town Where the Mentally Ill Are Part of the Community
The treatment of mental illness has often involved removing patients from society and placing them in their own institutions.
India’s Scientific and Metaphysical Views of Medicine in Objects
The medical culture of India is perhaps among the world’s most complex, integrating the scientific and metaphysical realms.
Tibet’s Secret Temple: The Long-Hidden Tantric Murals of Lukhang Palace
On an island in a pond behind the Potala Palace in Lhasa, Tibet sits the Lukhang Temple, or “Temple to the Serpent Spirits,” a secret meditation space created by the Dalai Lama in the 17th century.
Drunken Ancients and Mummy Restoration: The Best GIFs from #MusGIF Day
Culture Themes, the same group behind #AskACuratorDay, has organized yet another fun way for museums to engage the public with objects in their collections.
Centuries of Collecting the Curious and Macabre through Digital Storytelling
John Tradescant founded Britain’s first museum in the 17th century with a collection of mermaid hands, natural history specimens, and a purported piece of the crucifix.
Grotesque and Gorgeous: 100,000 Art and Medicine Images Released for Open Use
The Wellcome Library in London announced this week that they’re releasing more than 100,000 high-resolution images online for Creative Commons use. While their digital resource joins those of other high-profile institutions like the Getty, the Wellcome’s archive is especially exciting because it contains unique collections relating to both art and medicine.