The Wellcome Collection

The Wellcome Collection is a museum and library based in London, displaying a mixture of medical artefacts and original artworks exploring ideas about the connections between medicine, life and art.

Wellcome Collection is part of the Wellcome Trust, founded by Sir Henry Solomon Wellcome(1853–1936). An extensive and enthusiastic traveller, Henry Wellcome amassed a huge collection of books, paintings and objects on the theme of historical development of medicine worldwide. 

The images in the collection reflect Wellcome’s collecting interests and were intended to form a documentary resource that reflects the cultural and historical contexts of health and medicine.