What you’ll do
Join curators Laurie Britton Newell and George Vasey as they discuss the making and remaking of ‘Joy’ and ‘Tranquillity’, two exhibitions that form part of the ‘On Happiness’ season.
In this honest and illuminating online event, the curators will reflect on what they have learned about the elusive subject of happiness as part of this journey and how they hope the themes of the exhibits will resonate with visitors.
Laurie and George will audio-describe a short walk-through film of the ‘Joy’ and ‘Tranquillity’ exhibitions. They will then discuss their experiences of pausing and starting the exhibition work in response to the cultural and political urgencies surfaced by the Covid-19 pandemic. The speakers will respond to audience questions during the final 20 minutes.
This event will be live-streamed on Wellcome Collection’s YouTube channel and available to watch afterwards. After booking a ticket, you will receive a confirmation email with joining instructions.
You will be able to comment and ask questions live online using YouTube Live Chat and via Slido during the event. Your microphone and camera will be switched off for the whole session.
‘Joy’ and ‘Tranquillity’ are open 15 July 2021–9 January 2022.