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An Encounter with Wellcome Collection

Thu 5 March 2020

This event will focus on Wellcome Collection’s audio-visual archives. Angela Saward from the Research Development Team and former curator of the collection will guide you on a tour of some of the digitised material from the collection and we’ll see and hear how images and sound have framed discourses about health.

We’ll consider the intended audiences, the aesthetics of the moving image and how film and sound differ from the printed image. There will be a focus on the way the ‘fight’ against disease has been characterised as a ‘war’ and the ‘revolutionary’ ways filmmaking has been utilised in its service.

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Angela Saward is a Research Development Specialist at Wellcome Collection with a background in film and sound archives. She has worked with artists and television producers on various archive film led projects. She co-curated ‘Here Comes Good Health’ and works with the exhibitions, publishing and policy teams on sourcing collections material.

Wellcome Collection is a free museum and library that aims to challenge how we all think and feel about health. Through exhibitions, collections, live programming, digital, broadcast and publishing, Wellcome creates opportunities for people to think deeply about the connections between science, medicine, life and art. Wellcome Collection is part of the Wellcome Trust, which was established under Sir Henry Wellcome's will in 1936.

Presented by the Centre for the Social History of Health and Healthcare (CSHHH) Glasgow