In Misbehaving Bodies, Jo Spence and Oreet Ashery’s works consider the protracted degeneration of the body.
The Wellcome Collection in London introduces four mixed-media installations in an immersive, collaborative show between artists and scientists.
The Wellcome Collection’s Museum of Modern Nature is a crowdsourced reflection on our personal relationships to the natural world in the 21st century.
Mike Jay’s book This Way Madness Lies explores society’s approach to mental illness over centuries.
The treatment of mental illness has often involved removing patients from society and placing them in their own institutions.
The medical culture of India is perhaps among the world’s most complex, integrating the scientific and metaphysical realms.
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.
Culture Themes, the same group behind #AskACuratorDay, has organized yet another fun way for museums to engage the public with objects in their collections.
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.
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.
There’s only so much the brain can absorb in a museum, and for the 2012 Brains: The Mind as Matter exhibition at Wellcome Collection in London, the museum created an online game to keep their visitors’ brains thinking about the anatomy of their own skulls. Called AXON, it’s a surprisingly fast-pace neuron-creation game, mixed in with visually interesting science information. It’s just one of the many games that Wellcome Collection has created, and recently they addressed why exactly they are so interested in involving gaming in their programming.
HONG KONG — You have to hand it to Richard Harris, whose collection is currently on view at London’s Wellcome Collection in an exhibition of some 300 works titled Death: A Self-Portrait. As far as collectors go, this is a show that gets right to the core of why a collector collects. It is an answer Robert Hughes skillfully extracted from Alberto Mugrabi in five minutes flat: Immortality.