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Blog - Collection

James Hadfield, The French Revolution and the Redefinition of Insanity by Sophia Gal: Part One

Archives, Collection, History

Beyond Hadfield’s lamentation for his animal friend is the story of a man who would inadvertently transform the legal perception of insanity beyond recognition

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Facing Challenges in Displaying and Interpreting Mental Health in Museums - Part Three

Art, Collection, Exhibitions

The final part of Curator Rebecca Raybone's series on the main challenges around displaying and interpreting mental health in museums

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Facing Challenges in Displaying and Interpreting Mental Health in Museums - Part Two

Art, Collection, Exhibitions

Curator Rebecca Raybone continues her discussion on the main challenges around displaying and interpreting mental health in museums

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Facing Challenges in Displaying and Interpreting Mental Health in Museums - Part One

Art, Collection, Exhibitions

Curator Rebecca Raybone discusses “What are the main challenges around displaying and interpreting mental health in museums?"

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The Story of James Hadfield and his Squirrel

Archives, Collection, History

James Hadfield's life had a lasting impact on the place of those with mental health issues in criminal law.

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A Conversation with Charlotte Johnson Wahl

Art, Collection, Personal accounts

Hannah Gal talks to artist Charlotte Johnson Wahl about her art. "She is merely, completely, un-selfconsciously herself..an artistic force to be reckoned with."

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The Anatomy of Melancholy and DongUiBoGam

Collection, Exhibitions, History, Literature, Reviews

Our work placement student Hong Namgoong looks at the similarities between the Anatomy of Melancholy and the Korean medical text DongUiBoGam

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Bringing ‘The Art of Bedlam’ to Bethlem

Collection, Exhibitions

A lot of work goes into creating an exhibition; here, Bethlem Museum of the Mind registrar Diana Chaccour outlines the process that went in to creating "The Art

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