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Objects in Stereo
'Objects in Stereo' is a new exhibition by British photographer Jim Naughten exploring a selection of objects from Wellcome Collection’s stores. Naughten’s 3-dimensional images invite us to look closely at items usually hidden from view and ask what it means to keep and care for museum objects.
Finding Audrey Amiss
Archivist Elena Carter writes about finding the artist Audrey Amiss through caring for her collection, and how we understand a life in the material that is left behind.
We publish thought-provoking books exploring health and human experiences. Our latest titles cover everything from the social history of our phobias and manias, to how technology might alter our understanding of what it means to be human.
Everyone's a Critic
If the bowel doesn’t return to its usual habits after cancer treatment, navigating a social life becomes also about finding places to eat where you feel (literally) catered for.
Elena describes how specially designed storage allows Audrey’s scrapbooks to retain all traces of her creative process, although their intrinsic fragility means deterioration is almost inevitable.
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Zines from the in-between
Zines, because they are messy, unconventional and personal, are the ideal vehicle for describing the in-between, liminal parts of life. Lea Cooper is a researcher and zine-maker who has been delving into Wellcome’s zines collection.