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Wellcome Collection’s statement on anti-Blackness and racism
Our ambition is to be a place where all members of our communities can see themselves and their lives meaningfully reflected in the work that we present.
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Dive into words and pictures exploring the connections between science, medicine, life and art.
Crime drama and the realistic cadaver
Today we are accustomed to the increasingly realistic look of dead bodies in on-screen dramas. Special-effects expert Hildegunn M S Traa reveals how crime and morgue scenes reflect the social idea of death.
When you can’t return home
Migrants and refugees cannot choose to return home, so homesickness becomes a profound and long-lasting feeling. This powerful force infuses migrant cultures, and is rarely given the serious attention it warrants.
Part of The heart of homesickness
- In pictures
Dogs to the rescue
Explore artworks and archive photographs showing how our four-legged friends have been helping humans for hundreds of years.