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  • MacLean and Smedley: love among the scientists


    By chance, a new addition to Wellcome Images  led me to an intriguing story of love (and collaboration) in the laboratory. The photograph shows equipment for MacLean’s estimation of blood sugar kit, which was produced by Allen and Hanburys, an… Continue reading

  • Early examples of clinical photography


    Wellcome Images has acquired a collection of Victorian (Circa 1880) clinical photographs from University Hospitals Bristol. They were collected within a surgeon’s scrapbook and provide an important historical record of such practices at that time. Before the profession of clinical… Continue reading

  • Stranger than a wolf


    Wellcome Images recently acquired a photographic series depicting the gradual creation of a human head in clay.  They form part of an art project called Stranger than a Wolf by artist Heather Spears. For the project sculptor Ellie Scheepens was… Continue reading

  • A Cancer Landscape: a powerful new exhibition in Brighton


    Margaret Felton from Sussex Community NHS Trust reflects on the emotional impact of an upcoming exhibition at the Brighton Science Festival. It was not until I heard artist and cancer patient Michele Angelo Petrone (1963-2007) talk about and show the… Continue reading

  • Hooked in by the (Derby) neck


    Intriguing images are useful in capturing the attention; they could make a difference to whether or not a person takes an interest in what you have to say. Take the image below, seen in my local paper; you can imagine… Continue reading

  • Sunglasses or umbrella?


    Wellcome weather is a new web experiment in the Sandbox on the Wellcome Library web site. Each day, different pictures selected from Wellcome Images illustrate the current weather conditions at the Wellcome Library in London. Tate galleries inspired this experiment:… Continue reading

  • Wellcome Images in the classroom


    Rosalyn Taylor tells us about a Wellcome Trust Education Department project to promote the use of our digital images in schools. Teachers tell us that Wellcome Images is full of beautiful, informative and useful images for their classes. Impressed by… Continue reading

  • The 2014 Wellcome Image Awards


    The winners of the 2014  Wellcome Image Awards were announced at a ceremony at the Wellcome Trust’s HQ in London this week. The awards, which celebrate the very best in science photography and imaging, were hosted by BBC Medical Correspondent… Continue reading

  • Thousands of years of visual culture made free through Wellcome Images


    We are delighted to announce that over 100,000 high resolution images including manuscripts, paintings, etchings, early photography and advertisements are now freely available through Wellcome Images. Drawn from our vast historical holdings, the images are being released under the Creative Commons… Continue reading

  • Wellcome Library Insight: Wellcome Image Awards


    This Thursday at 6pm, join Dr Laura Pastorelli, Biomedical Images Coordinator, Wellcome Images, to find out more about the stories and techniques behind the winners of the 2011 Wellcome Image Awards. The Insight will take on display in the Lightbox… Continue reading