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Wellcome Collection explores death, mortality and society

Exhibition of artefacts with death theme

Photo of Marije Haas
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Though somewhat out of date (2012), interesting to revisit this collcetion curated by Richard Harris.

Richard Harris says: "The collection was from the beginning meant to be shown as an exhibition to the public, never as a private, personal statement for my eyes only. I hoped to create a body of work that would chronologically and culturally capture the essence of death through its iconography, from masterpieces of fine art to the incidental. It is my wish that what started out solely as a collection of objects based on the theme of death will become the visual component for a more serious conversation about the subject of death that we need to have in our society."

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