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  • Louis Wain in Willesden


    Amidst the much-publicised closing-down and boarding-up of some of the public libraries in the London Borough of Brent, there has been a cheering event from Brent Archives and Museum at Willesden Green Library Centre: their exhibition of works by the… Continue reading

  • Max Klinger at Dresden in 1911: Wellcome Library Item of the Month


    1911 was a bumper year for exhibitions. In London there was the Festival of Empire and Imperial Exhibition at the Crystal Palace. In Turin there was the Esposizione Internazionale delle Industrie e del Lavoro. At the Hague in September there… Continue reading

  • My experiences as an Intern in the Wellcome Library…


      8 weeks, 80 train journeys and countless cups of tea later, my internship is coming to an end. My experience in the Library has certainly been full of surprises! Even on the first day, I was simply amazed that… Continue reading

  • Spreading the Word


    From the 15th July until 28th August 2011, an exhibition consisting of reproduction posters entitled Spreading the Word: AIDS posters from Around the World, will be on display at the New Walk Museum and Art Gallery in Leicester. The Wellcome… Continue reading

  • Behind the Scenes: Conservation and Collection Care


    Behind the Scenes at the Wellcome Library resumes in 2011 with an expose of the Library’s Conservation and Collection Care team. This team of six work in a spacious conservation studio that enables them to do on-site conservation and preservation… Continue reading

  • Inner visions of a twilight world


    As already noted here, the exhibition Watercolour at Tate Britain (until 21 August 2011) has a section on Watercolour and War, in which a spectacularly gruesome painting by Charles Bell (1815) from the RAMC Muniments Collection is the earliest exhibit,… Continue reading

  • Blind Granny and her kind


    “Blind Granny” with her tankard. Wellcome Library no. 16500i A new exhibition Reframing disability has opened at the Royal College of Physicians in their spectacular building on the south-east corner of Regent’s Park. It includes items selected from a collection… Continue reading

  • The Wonders of Watercolour: Sir Charles Bell painting on loan at Tate Britain


    Watercolour. What is it good for? Absolutely everything! Or so it seems. The versatility of this medium is explored in the all-embracing Watercolour exhibition at Tate Britain until 21 August 2011. Eight differently themed rooms demonstrate, for example, how watercolour has… Continue reading

  • Last chance to see: ‘High Society’


    Wellcome Collection’s current temporary exhibition, High Society, closes this Sunday (27th February), meaning there’s not much time left to sample its stimulating wares. High Society draws upon a range of intoxicating material from the Wellcome Library – a small sample… Continue reading

  • A Wellcome Chinese New Year in Glasgow


    Inaugurating the Chinese Year of the Rabbit, the exhibition China through the lens of John Thomson 1868-1872 opened at the Burrell Collection in Glasgow on 4 February 2011. It was opened by Professor Nick Pearce (Director of the Institute for… Continue reading