Illustration of L.E.D. pharmacy signs
Free Current exhibition

Can Graphic Design Save Your Life?

Explore the relationship between graphic design and health in our current exhibition.

Comprising over 200 objects including hard-hitting posters, illuminated pharmacy signs and digital teaching aids, 'Can Graphic Design Save Your Life?' considers the role of graphic design in constructing and communicating healthcare messages around the world, and shows how graphic design has been used to persuade, to inform and to empower.

This exhibition highlights the widespread and often subliminal nature of graphic design in shaping our environment, our health and our sense of self. Drawn from public and private collections around the world, it will feature work from influential figures in graphic design from the 20th century, as well as from studios and individual designers working today.

'Can Graphic Design Save Your Life?' is curated by graphic designer Lucienne Roberts and design educator Rebecca Wright, founders of publishing house GraphicDesign&, with Shamita Sharmacharja at Wellcome Collection.

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Galleries
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Monday Galleries closed
Tuesday 10:00 - 18:00
Wednesday 10:00 - 18:00
Thursday 10:00 - 22:00
Friday 10:00 - 18:00
Saturday 10:00 - 18:00
Sunday 11:00 - 18:00
Library
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Monday 10:00 - 18:00
Tuesday 10:00 - 18:00
Wednesday 10:00 - 18:00
Thursday 10:00 - 20:00
Friday 10:00 - 18:00
Saturday 10:00 - 16:00
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Restaurant
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Monday Restaurant closed
Tuesday 11:00 - 18:00
Wednesday 11:00 - 18:00
Thursday 11:00 - 22:00
Friday 11:00 - 18:00
Saturday 11:00 - 18:00
Sunday 11:00 - 18:00
Café
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Monday 08:30 - 18:00
Tuesday 08:30 - 18:00
Wednesday 08:30 - 18:00
Thursday 08:30 - 22:00
Friday 08:30 - 18:00
Saturday 09:30 - 18:00
Sunday 10:30 - 18:00
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Tuesday 09:00 - 18:00
Wednesday 09:00 - 18:00
Thursday 09:00 - 22:00
Friday 09:00 - 18:00
Saturday 10:00 - 18:00
Sunday 11:00 - 18:00

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This exhibition is on level 0

Step-free access is available to all floors of the building

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