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Change Minds Online: Dorothy Leese by Alexandra Leigh

Archives, Exhibitions, History, Personal accounts

A blog on the life of Dorothy Leese, patient at Bethlem 1887-1888, presented as part of our Change Minds Online project

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Change Minds Online: Arundel Shoard by Amy Moffat

Archives, Exhibitions, History, Personal accounts

A blog on the life of Arundel Shoard, patient at Bethlem 1887-1888, presented as part of our Change Minds Online project

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Change Minds Online: Leonora Cane / Mottram by Nicki James

Archives, Exhibitions, History, Personal accounts

A blog on the life of Leonora Mottram (nee Cane), patient at Bethlem 1887-1888, presented as part of our Change Minds Online project

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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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Women’s Body Image and Mental Health

Art, Exhibitions, Literature

In March 2020 Theresa Lola, Young People’s Laureate for London ran a series of poetry workshops. Here we look at some poems written in the first workshop...

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From the Curator’s Desk: The Four Ages of Woman, Perinatal Mental Health

Exhibitions

In this new series of posts about the exhibition ‘The Four Ages of Woman’ our Registrar will be writing about the art on display, & how we put it all together.

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Impatient! An exploration of our Winter 2019 exhibition

Art, Exhibitions, History, Reviews

In comparison with the Brilliant Figures exhibition that preceded it, Impatient! is far more topical. Sophia Gal explains...

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The Anti-Insane Asylum Society

Exhibitions

Ahead of our talk this Saturday on the UK's 'Alleged Lunatics’ Friend Society' we look at the US Anti-Insane Asylum Society founded by Elizabeth Ware Packard.

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Science, Art and Mescaline

Exhibitions

Our volunteer Sophia Gal looks at the impact of the mescaline trials and the surprising influence of art on scientific research.

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Listen: A Self-Help Book? Writing and Reading The Anatomy of Melancholy

Exhibitions, Events, History, Literature

Listen to a recording of Dr Mary Ann Lund's talk on The Anatomy of Melancholy and Robert Burton's use of writing as a form of therapy.

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