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Medicine Now

Now closed
  • Permanent exhibition
Photograph of the Medicine Now exhibition space at Wellcome Collection with visitors looking at the exhibits.
Medicine Now exhibition, David Sayer. Source: Wellcome Collection. CC BY-NC.

Consider your relationship to health as contemporary artists respond to major themes in medicine.

This exhibition presents a range of ideas about science and medicine since Henry Wellcome's death in 1936. It reflects the experiences and interests of scientists, doctors and patients.

Within the huge field of medicine this exhibition attempts to focus on only a few topics: the body, genomes, obesity and living with medical science. Each is explored through a range of exhibits from science and everyday life, as well as artistic responses to the issues presented in red art cubes.

The exhibition features work by Luke Jerram, John Isaacs, Ellie Harrison and from The Institute of Plastination.

After 12 years, this exhibition will close in April 2019. A new permanent exhibition will open in its place in September 2019 and will cover contemporary issues in health, with new objects, artwork and interpretation.