Wednesday, 27 June 2007

Wellcome Collection

The Wellcome Collection has opened this month in London. Sir Henry Wellcome (1853-1936) was an entrepreneur, philanthropist, patron of science and one of the world's greatest collectors. He was fascinated by anthropology and the history of medicine. The museum will be staging themed exhibitions providing insights into the human condition. The first one is The Heart.

Hanuman revealing Rama and Sita in his heart, Kalighat watercolour painting (C) Wellcome Trust.

I visited the museum today and my heart was most enraptured by what I saw ! I have a bit of an obsession with matters of the heart anyway so to wander round this unusual and varied exhibit was blissful. Not only are there numerous artifacts and artworks but there is a great selection of contemporary art including work by Ana Mendieta and Annette Messager.


jude said...

fabulous stuff!!!!

lauren said...

glad you found this such a great exhibition as well. i haven't heard a bad word about it since it opened!