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Artists and experts will sit alongside drag kings and choirs to challenge every assumption about what it means to be macho.
Wellcome Collection today unveils three new commissions inspired by the theme of electricity. The artists John Gerrard,
The longlist for the 2017 Wellcome Book Prize is announced, celebrating the very best books about health, medicine and life.
Story, song, music, film, art, foraged food and an all-female urban tribe come together to explore the figure of the Wild Man.
The Sick of the Fringe presents a weekend festival of theatre, performance and ideas exploring the connections between health and art.
'Making Nature: How we see animals' brings together over 100 objects from literature, film, taxidermy and photography.
Wellcome Collection turns 10 in 2017, and today it announces its forthcoming exhibition programme for this special birthday year.
Tracing the story of mankind’s quest to understand, unlock and master the power of electricity.
Wellcome Collection embarks on a late night exploration of body language for a Friday Late Spectacular.
New exhibition will examine what we think, feel and value about other species and the consequences this has for the world around us.
The exhibition traces the rise and fall of the asylum and how it has reflected the changing attitudes of the society around it.
Celebrated Scottish crime writer Val McDermid has been announced as the Chair of the Wellcome Book Prize 2017 judging panel.
Wellcome Collection and the Museum of London are collaborating to unearth the stories behind bones from burial grounds across the UK.
Exploring how the experience of mental illness have been shaped over centuries and what the future might hold.
Consultant neurologist Suzanne O’Sullivan has been awarded the Wellcome Book Prize 2016 for It’s All in Your Head.
The shortlist for the Wellcome Book Prize 2016 was announced today by this year’s chair of judges.
The voice is shapeless and immaterial, and yet fills up an entire gallery in Wellcome Collection’s major spring exhibition.
Wellcome Collection opens the second part of a year-long exploration into human consciousness on 4 February 2016.
James Peto has been appointed Head of Public Programmes at Wellcome Collection.
Acclaimed author, journalist and broadcaster, Baroness Joan Bakewell DBE, will chair an eminent panel of judges for the Wellcome Book Prize
The archive of NCT (National Childbirth Trust), documenting 60 years of NCT’s history, has been catalogued by the Wellcome Library
Wellcome Collection’s major winter exhibition, ‘Tibet’s Secret Temple’, uncovers the mysteries of Tantric Buddhism.
BBC Radio 3 and Wellcome Collection announce a world premiere live broadcast of Max Richter’s new composition SLEEP.
Wellcome Collection will launch a year-long exploration into human consciousness with a new installation by Ann Veronica Janssens.
Why does music make our spines tingle and manipulate our minds?
From brain scans to world classical music prem
Arnold will combine the role with a new position as Creative Director at the Wellcome Trust from Spring 2016.
A glimpse into the changing lives of Essex children growing up over twenty years into adulthood.
Anderson’s sculptures are entirely mummified in copper thread, creating glistening landscapes of beautiful, uncanny and transformed objects.
‘On Light’ will illuminate our human relationship with light with four days of performance, discussion, activity and art.
The shortlist for the Wellcome Book Prize 2015 has been announced by acclaimed author and chair of judges, Bill Bryson.
‘Forensics: The anatomy of crime’ is free and runs from 26 February to 21 June 2015 at Wellcome Collection.
Wellcome Collection has opened new galleries and spaces following a major expansion of the venue.
‘The Institute of Sexology’ opens its doors at Wellcome Collection.
Wellcome Collection will open a major exhibition in February 2015 exploring the history, science and art of forensic medicine.
Over 800,000 pages of archival material from psychiatric hospitals in the UK will be digitised and made freely available online.
A new research group called Hubbub have taken residence at Wellcome Collection.
This autumn the events programme at Wellcome Collection is back to full throttle with a busy calendar of events series and one-offs.
From Acts of Faith to Zoonoses, Wellcome Collection presents a unique and idiosyncratic A to Z of the human condition.
Wellcome Collection's foyer and café will be home to small miracles of nature with a newly commissioned intervention of artworks, sculptures
The first residents of the Hub at Wellcome Collection will investigate the busyness of modern life.
Wayne McGregor is well known for his physically testing choreography and ground-breaking collaborations.
Wellcome Collection is getting off on the wrong foot with an all building spectacular celebrating human failures, fallacies and faults.
Cumberland Market will be turned into a glorious garden party for this year's Wellcome Collection midsummer picnic.
Ten previously hidden objects, weird, wonderful and beautiful by turn, go on display in First Time Out (6 June - 31 July).
The papers of the pioneers of modern genetics have been collected together for the first time and made freely available.
'Souzou: Outsider Art from Japan', brings together more than 300 works for the first major display of Japanese Outsider Art in the UK.
Join a prominent group of thought leaders on Friday 7- Saturday 8 December at Wellcome Collection to probe the meanings of pain.
'Death: A self-portrait' showcases some 300 works from a unique collection devoted to the iconography of death.
Wellcome Collection today unveiled a major £ 17.5m development project, creating new galleries and spaces to meet overwhelming demand.
'Superhuman', explores the extraordinary ways people have sought to improve, adapt and enhance their body's performance.
Wellcome Collection's major new exhibition looks at one of the most complex entities in the universe.
Miracles & Charms, Wellcome Collection's autumn exhibition programme, explores the extraordinary in the everyday with two shows.
Wellcome Collection's major new exhibition takes a closer look at something which surrounds us, but we are often reluctant to confront.
During the 19th century, museums of anatomical models became popular attractions for Europeans seeking an unusual afternoon's entertainment.
London's latest cultural venue, Wellcome Collection, today announces that it has attracted over 300 000 visits since launching.
Wellcome Collection was opened today by Nobel Prize winner Professor James Watson,co-discoverer of the structure of DNA ...
The Heart is the first major temporary exhibition in the new £30m Wellcome Collection.