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Slow Looking in Being Human

  • Free
  • Discussion
  • Relaxed
Visitors looking around an exhibition in a gallery space
Wellcome Collection Exhibition, Photo: Steven Pocock. Source: Wellcome Collection. Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International (CC BY-NC 4.0).

What you’ll do

Immerse yourself in the act of observation. Join art engager Claire Bown for a slow-looking session focusing on new photography artworks in the ‘Being Human’ gallery.

In this fun, communal event you’ll be invited to listen, look, observe, describe, make personal connections, come up with ideas, and ask questions. The more you look, the more you see. By focusing on details without distraction, you can develop a deeper understanding of artworks and the ideas they might represent to you and to others.

Slow looking is a form of active learning that allows everyone the opportunity to engage with art and objects on their own terms and at their own pace. You will leave with an understanding of slow looking and how you might do it on your own next time. 

Dates

Events

Thursday 29 February 2024

  • Discussion
Slow Looking in Being Human
Being Human gallery
Immerse yourself in the act of observation at a slow-looking session focusing on new photography artworks in the ‘Being Human’ gallery.

Tickets via Eventbrite

  • Relaxed

Friday 1 March 2024

  • Discussion
Slow Looking in Being Human
Being Human gallery
Immerse yourself in the act of observation at a slow-looking session focusing on new photography artworks in the ‘Being Human’ gallery.

Tickets via Eventbrite

  • Relaxed

Need to know

Location

We’ll be in the ‘Being Human’ gallery, which you can find by taking the stairs or the lift to level 1.

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.

Relaxed

This is a relaxed event, which means that if you need to, you are welcome to move around and make noise at any time.

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 facilitator

Claire Bown

Claire Bown is a museum educator, trainer, facilitator, author and podcast host, originally from the UK and currently based in the Netherlands. With over 25 years of experience in the field of museum and heritage education, and a strong background in designing and facilitating guided experiences, Claire founded Thinking Museum in 2013. She developed her own engagement techniques, Visible Thinking in the Museum. Claire is the host of ‘The Art Engager’ podcast and she will publish her first book in 2024.