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  • Libraries can be good for your health


    On National Libraries Day (February 6), Andy Wright, the Wellcome/Public Libraries Project Lead tells us about the role of public libraries in supporting health and well-being. I’m currently on the most amazing adventure of a secondment based at the Wellcome… Continue reading

  • Wellcome Trust research bursaries


    We are delighted to announce a new Wellcome Trust Research Bursaries scheme. This scheme is for small and medium-scale research projects based on library or archive collections supported by the Wellcome Trust. Projects must focus either on Wellcome Library holdings or… Continue reading

  • Data access versus data protection: getting the balance right


    Data Protection Day is something close to our hearts here in the Library given the huge amount of personal data we hold on the health and sexual lives of living people in our collection of films, audio recordings, artworks, photographs… Continue reading

  • The UK Medical Heritage Library: uniting digitised collections


    We are excited to welcome nine UK research library partners to the UK Medical Heritage Library project. These libraries will be making their historic collections available for digitisation alongside the Wellcome Library’s own 19th century works. They make up the… Continue reading

  • A large flying machine with sails and propellers is travelling over a town

    Flying machines, steam engines and operating theatres


    The Wellcome Library has contributed over 40 images and films to Science and Machines, the new online exhibition from the European Library. The Wellcome’s contribution highlights both medically-related material, such as the film Aseptic operating theatre technique, as well as… Continue reading

  • Wellcome Collection is growing!


    The new spiral staircase, part of our development plans announced today. Copyright Wilkinson Eyre. When Wellcome Collection opened in 2007, we anticipated attracting around 100,000 visits each year. This figure has increased year-on-year to almost half a million this year.… Continue reading

  • Geffrye Museum Study Day: ‘At Home with the World’


    As part of their current exhibition At Home With the World, the Geffrye Museum is hosting a study day on 19th May, at which historians, specialists and curators will explore the themes of the exhibition in greater depth. Topics discussed… Continue reading

  • Saving Oxford’s Medicine


    Launched last year, Saving Oxford Medicine is an initiative from our friends at the Bodleian Library to survey, catalogue and promote the archives of past and present members of the Medical Sciences Division of Oxford University. You can check out… Continue reading

  • A Merman comes ashore in Bromley


    This Saturday (5th November), Wellcome Library Research Officer Ross MacFarlane will join Paolo Viscardi, one of the Horniman Museum’s Natural History Curators, at the Bromley Musuem, Orpington, Kent, on “a voyage of discovery across oceans, through time and into the… Continue reading

  • 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