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Object Lesson VI

13 January 2015
Collection, Events

The end of the Bethlem Hospital Park Farm.

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In the Frame for January 2015: Olivia Gillow’s ‘Insistent Rub’

05 January 2015
Art, Collection

Read this month's 'In the Frame' from Conservator, Jillian Gregory.

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A Rake’s Progress VIII

23 December 2014
Art, History

Tom Rakewell ends his days in Bethlem Hospital.

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A Maze of Possibilities V

19 December 2014
Art

'Just what is that in the bottom corner?' - new perspectives on William Kurelek's The Maze

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We Are Not Amused XII

16 December 2014
History, Collection

They'd chop your head off before you could say “Please your Majesty”.

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Object Lesson V

11 December 2014
Collection

See what happened to Park Farm after the War.

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Mansions in the Orchard: Bethlem, Our Playground

08 December 2014
Personal Accounts

Personal recollections of Bethlem contributed by Sue Grime (née Gifford), of a childhood spent playing in Bethlem's extensive grounds.

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Virtual Book Club IX

28 November 2014
History, Literature

Aislinn Hunter’s The World Before Us: its canvas is as wide as humanity.

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In the Frame: Architectural Drawing of the New Bethlem Hospital

26 November 2014
Art

This month's In the Frame image can be purchased as an Advent calendar, as our Archivist explains...but be quick!

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A Rake’s Progress VII

24 November 2014
Art, History

Tom Rakewell is consigned to debtors’ prison.

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We Are Not Amused XI

15 November 2014
History, Collection, Conservation

The risks of being a botherer of royalty.

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Object Lesson IV

11 November 2014
History, Collection

Hear how Bethlem's Park Farm functioned during the War.

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Mansions in the Orchard: Introduction

07 November 2014
History

Introducing a new series of posts pulling together original material from the 'Mansions in the Orchard' project, supported by the Wellcome Trust. Posts will include guest blogs, art, historical material, and personal recollections.

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In The Frame for November 2014: Stanley Lench’s ‘Malevich’

04 November 2014
Art, Collection

Read this month's 'In The Frame' from our former Registrar, Rebecca, who sadly left us last month for pastures new.

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A Rake’s Progress VI

25 October 2014
Art, History

Tom Rakewell gambles his fortune away.

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