Digital Resource of the Week: Wellcome Collection

In honor of UArts alumni the Brothers Quay’s new documentary on the Mutter Museum, let’s take a look at another collection of oddities – The Wellcome Collection in London.

Sir Henry Wellcome (1853-1936) was an inventive pharmacist who also collected items related to medicine and health. As well as establishing medical research centers, Sir Henry wanted his collections to available to professionals to help them learn more about the history of science and the development of modern medicine.

A piece of small intestine showing typhoid lesions
A piece of small intestine showing typhoid lesions

Now open to the public, The Wellcome Collection pairs Sir Henry’s collection with new acquisitions not only in the fields of medicine and biology, but also the arts. Wellcome Images has thousands of historical and contemporary images on various themes. The collection will lead you to more images and video as subject explorations, such as Science and Art and Genetics.

Interested in the fusion of art and science? Learn more at the UArts Libraries! Search the catalog for the subject heading Art and Science. Also discover the Mutter Museum and the Brothers Quay.

Two dissected heads by Gautier d'Agoty
Two dissected heads by Gautier d'Agoty
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