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  • China on the Shannon


    The Wellcome Library’s exhibition of photographs of China taken by John Thomson between 1869 and 1872 is currently on show at The Hunt Museum in Limerick, Ireland. The Hunt Museum is named after John and Gertrude Hunt who presented their… Continue reading

  • The Silent Traveller in the Wellcome Archives


    An exhibition at the V&A Museum in London, The Silent Traveller in Britain, 1933-1955, explores the work of the Chinese artist and writer Chiang Yee (1903-1977). Chiang wrote (and illustrated) a series of very successful travelogues under the pen name… Continue reading

  • Conservation In Action: courier trip to USA with items from the Wellcome Library’s Asian Collection


    Since 2011, as part of the Preservation and Conservation team, I have been focusing on the preparation of items from the Wellcome Library for internal exhibitions in the Wellcome Collection temporary exhibition space or for external loans, which have seen… Continue reading

  • Health of the People — British style


      The Wellcome Library has acquired a collection of 600 British posters dating from the 1940s to the 1990s advertising the health-maintenance activities of the British state. Most were produced by the Central Office of Information for the U.K. Ministry… Continue reading

  • The ‘Orphans’ go for a short walk


      In 2009 the Wellcome Library acquired four large paintings known as the Acts of Mercy. They had been painted by Frederick Cayley Robinson between 1915 and 1920 for display in the Middlesex Hospital, in the Fitzrovia district of central… Continue reading

  • A treat at the Chester Beatty Library in Dublin


    © The Trustees of the Chester Beatty Library, Dublin Only a few more days for readers in Ireland to see the exhibition China through the lens of John Thomson: 1868-1872, which comes to an end at the Chester Beatty Library… Continue reading

  • The Boilly exhibition in Lille


    For anyone with easy access to Lille – and that includes anyone in London, which is 90 minutes from Lille by direct Eurostar train, at a price – the exhibition of works by the painter Louis-Léopold Boilly (1761-1845) is well… Continue reading

  • “The flamboyant Mr Chinnery”


    Thomas Colledge with patients in Macao. Aquatint by by William Daniell, 1834, after George Chinnery. Wellcome Library no. 9880i   “The flamboyant Mr Chinnery” is the title of an exhibition on view at Asia House, in the West End of… Continue reading

  • Frequent flyers


    If it could collect air miles, then some of the material in the Wellcome Library would have a pretty impressive stash of them by now. In 2011, Library material travelled a total of 10,168 miles on its way to and… Continue reading

  • HIV/AIDS at 30: Spreading the Word


    To mark World AIDS Day (1 December) this year, BHIVA (the British HIV Association) held a World AIDS Day Event in collaboration with the Wellcome Trust on the theme HIV/AIDS at 30: Back to the Future. 2011 is the thirtieth… Continue reading