Touch Me Not from Fulgur Limited is the first color facsimile of a vividly bizarre 18th-century manuscript of the black magical arts.
Which saint you see in this 17th-century painting depends on where you stand.
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.
A few weeks ago, the Wellcome Library announced a new initiative to digitize more than 800,000 pages of material from British psychiatric hospitals. Dating between the 18th and 20th centuries, the trove includes examples of patient artwork and writing, as well as patient-produced publications.
Over the next two years, the Wellcome Library, partnered with digital technology charity Jisc, is collaborating with nine institutions to put 15 million pages of 19th-century medical books online.
Striking visuals have long been essential to disease awareness, using art to convey the invisible menace of a microscopic virus and its destructive symptoms.
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.