Wellcome Images at the Picture Buyers’ Fair, 2009

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On 6 and 7 May 2009, Wellcome Images will be exhibiting at stand no. 18 at the British Association of Picture Libraries and Agencies (BAPLA) Picture Buyers’ Fair 2009, at the Business Design Centre in London’s Islington. The team will be on hand to show how Wellcome Images can provide easy access to its huge diversity of material for publishers, designers and broadcasters.

Now in its eighth year, the BAPLA Picture Buyers’ Fair is the largest event for image buyers in the world. It is a great opportunity to meet with over 150 image suppliers face-to-face in a world where 95 per cent of business is conducted online. Exhibitors cover every conceivable subject from news and nature to architecture and art with powerful, high-quality images and a vast fund of expertise.

Wellcome Images represents the unique collections of the Wellcome Library and is the world’s leading source of images on the history of medicine, contemporary healthcare, social history, biomedical science and clinical medicine. There is historical material from all over the world, including Renaissance anatomical atlases, ancient Sanskrit palm-leaf manuscripts, beautifully illuminated Persian books and archives tracing groundbreaking discoveries in science.

Biomedical and clinical sciences can also be explored through over 40 000 high-quality images from photographs to scanning electron micrographs. Selected from the UK’s leading teaching hospitals and research institutions, they cover science from genetics to neuroanatomy, disease, surgery and general healthcare.

Wellcome Images is online and all images are available electronically on demand. Call to arrange an appointment with one of our expert picture researchers at the Fair on +44 (0)20 7611 8348 or email

Christy Henshaw

Christy Henshaw

Christy Henshaw manages digitisation at the Wellcome Library. @Chenshaw. Linkedin

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