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Perspective Tour With Janice Li

  • Free
  • Gallery tour
  • British Sign Language
Three visitors standing in a gallery space looking at two prominent statues. A female figure in white stone on the left and a bronze male figure to the right. Between them, hung on the far gallery wall is a photographic self-portrait by the artist, Cassils.
Central photographic artwork, Advertisement: Homage to Benglis, 2011, Cassils. © Cassils. Statues, Equiline Venus and Idolino. Courtesy of the Museum of Classical Archaeology, Cambridge. Gallery Photo: Benjamin Gilbert. Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International (CC BY-NC 4.0).

What you’ll do

Join curator Janice Li for a tour of ‘The Cult of Beauty’. Janice will outline how the exhibition came together, and highlight and discuss some of its objects and themes.

Featuring historical objects, artworks, films and new commissions, ‘The Cult of Beauty’ considers the influence of morality, status, health, age, race and gender on the evolution of ideas about beauty.

The exhibition includes nudity, racist and misogynist materials. It features some sensory elements, including scent and sound. 



Need to know


We’ll meet at the Information Point, which is on level 0, directly in front of you as you enter Wellcome Collection.

Place not guaranteed

Booking a ticket for a free event does not guarantee you a place. You should aim to arrive 15 minutes before the event is scheduled to start to claim your place. If you do not arrive on time, your place may be given to someone on the waiting list.

British Sign Language

This event will have British Sign Language interpretation.

For more information, please visit our Accessibility page. If you have any queries about accessibility, please email us at access@wellcomecollection.org or call 0 2 0. 7 6 1 1. 2 2 2 2

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About your guide

Black and white photograph of Janice Li

Janice Li

Janice Li is a curator at Wellcome Collection, and curator of the exhibition ‘The Cult of Beauty’. She has curated exhibitions and commissioned design projects internationally and is a founding member of the Hong Kong Design History Network. She co-curated the Hong Kong Pavilion, ‘Sandtable’, at the London Design Biennale 2021. Janice speaks and lectures regularly on curatorial, research and sustainable design practices and is currently an associate lecturer on the MA Design for Social Innovation and Sustainable Futures at the London College of Communications.