Wellcome Collection

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Grace Ndiritu: The Healing Pavilion; Jim Naughten: Objects in Stereo review – what next at the Wellcome?
The Wellcome’s two latest shows uniting art, life and medicine mine the collection’s capacious history and contents with varying success

Laura Cumming

11, Dec, 2022 @9:00 AM

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Wellcome Collection in London shuts ‘racist, sexist and ableist’ medical history gallery
Medicine Man exhibits included painting of a black African kneeling in front of a white missionary

Robin McKie

27, Nov, 2022 @9:00 AM

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Grace Ndiritu’s invitation to ‘shamanic journeys’ wins Jarman award
The artist’s interest in esoteric spirituality used to provoke art-world ridicule. That is changing, along with the mind of a Foreign Office staffer who attended one of her performances

Elizabeth Fullerton

22, Nov, 2022 @7:15 PM

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In the frame: a close look at the world of spectacles
A new exhibition focuses on sight – from myopic 13th-century monks to the fabulous frames of Iris Apfel and Jarvis Cocker

Emma Beddington

09, Oct, 2022 @8:00 AM

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Macabre, biased and fascinating: why you should visit the Wellcome Collection
The permanent collection of gruesome medical artefacts, is just one of the attractions at this mesmerising and forward-looking London institution


27, Jun, 2022 @6:00 AM

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‘I’m very conscious of art-washing but we have to bloody well do something’: the show tackling air pollution
From a 1661 pamphlet imploring action on smog to works by Tacita Dean and Dryden Goodwin, In the Air gives artistic form to the stuff we draw into our lungs

Patrick Barkham

18, May, 2022 @9:01 AM

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Natural History Museum and Edinburgh Castle closed by Covid
Surge in cases among staff causes closure of several museums during busy school holiday period

Matthew Weaver

20, Dec, 2021 @6:04 PM

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Winners of Wellcome Photography Prize 2021 announced
Lockdown knitting self-portrait and images of Indonesian transgender women win first place

Lanre Bakare Arts and culture correspondent

28, Jul, 2021 @5:00 PM

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Joy; Tranquillity review – try Scottish dancing and a dram instead
A bewildering assortment of objects, installations and audio guides will not lift you into either of the states these shows aim to portray

Laura Cumming

25, Jul, 2021 @12:00 PM

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Where did Henry Wellcome keep his cats? The great British art quiz
The Wellcome Collection in London set today’s quiz with Art UK, enabling you to explore the collections of UK museums closed due to coronavirus – while answering some brain-teasers

21, May, 2020 @7:00 AM

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Trump's threat to Iranian treasures and flashbacks to fascist Italy – the week in art
The president’s bomb targets, the future of speed and flight, the power of maternality, and the creations of a political refugee potter – all in your weekly dispatch

Jonathan Jones

10, Jan, 2020 @2:48 PM

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Manchester museum returns stolen sacred artefacts to Indigenous Australians
Handover boosts aim to release 32,000 ceremonial items from British institutions

Josh Halliday North of England correspondent

20, Nov, 2019 @6:55 PM

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