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  • Behind the Scenes: Imaging Services


    In this installment of Behind the Scenes, we take you into the world of the in-house photography team. Richard Everett, Head of the Imaging department, leads a team of four members of staff who carry out all the imaging services… Continue reading

  • China then and now: exhibition in Liverpool


    A Chinese portrait artist, Hong Kong. Photograph by John Thomson, 1869. Wellcome Library no. 19840i. In or near Liverpool this weekend? Among other attractions in the city, the Wellcome Library’s spectacular exhibition of photographs of Imperial China will be on… Continue reading

  • Imperial China on Liverpool’s waterfront


    Dong Xun (1810-1892), Chinese Minister of Foreign Affairs in the late Qing, prolific writer, and authority on hydrography. Photograph by John Thomson, 1872, in a digital scan from 2009. Wellcome Library no. 19558i One of the treasures acquired by Henry… Continue reading

  • Exploring the Invisible


    Back in July, we promised we would pass on more details when Exploring the Invisible – a Wellcome Trust funded collaboration between artist Anne Brodie, microbiologist Dr Simon Park and curator Dr Caterina Albano of Artakt – was installed at… Continue reading

  • 10th Wellcome Image Awards


    Dr Alice M Roberts, best known for her television appearances on BBC’s Don’t Die Young and The Incredible Human Journey, presented the winners of the 2009 Wellcome Image Awards with their trophies last night at Wellcome Collection. This year sees… Continue reading

  • Item of the month – July 2009


    Suffused with an ethereal phosphorescent glow, artist Anne Brodie’s ghostly images cast new light on the human body’s inextricable relationship with unseen forces of nature. In ‘Exploring the Invisible‘, a Wellcome Trust funded collaboration with microbiologist Dr Simon Park and… Continue reading

  • Chris Carter


    This week, after close to 40 years of working for the Wellcome, Chris Carter retires from his job as Senior Photographer in the Wellcome Library. The image shown above is one of the rare examples we have of Chris actually… Continue reading

  • Edward S. Curtis in the Wellcome Library


    A recent post on the BBC News Viewfinder Blog draws attention to the remarkable work of Edward Sheriff Curtis (1868-1952), a legendary American photographer, writer, and pioneering ethnographic filmmaker. The Wellcome Library holds thirteen first generation prints of the outstanding… Continue reading

  • The photographer’s view: AIDS posters

    All 3,000 AIDS posters held in the Wellcome Library’s AIDS poster collection have now been digitised, and are gradually going up online on Wellcome Images as they are catalogued, and as the Library’s rights-clearance procedure is carried out. Photographing the… Continue reading

  • April in Beijing


    On the boulevards of Beijing the trees are in blossom as the Wellcome Library’s exhibition is about to open at the World Art Museum. The exhibition is Beijing’s first opportunity to see the vivid photographs of late Qing dynasty China… Continue reading