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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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The Maudsley at War

Archives, Exhibitions, History

Bethlem Museum of the Mind are currently showing archival photographs from the time the Maudsley was used as a military hospital, treating psychological casualties of WWI.

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House of Bread: Interview with Senior Dramatherapist Kate

Art, Exhibitions, Personal accounts

An interview with Senior Dramatherapist Kate McCormack, who posed with her therapy dog Tess, for our exhibition 'House of Bread: Inside Bethlem Hospital'

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Letters to Cynthia - 3

Art, Exhibitions

The final entry in a series of “letters” that Helen Stichel has addressed to the artist Cynthia Pell (1933-1977).

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Letters to Cynthia - 2

Art, Exhibitions

The second in a series of "letters" from Helen Stichel has addressed to the artist Cynthia Pell (1933-1977).

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Letters to Cynthia - 1

Art, Exhibitions

Here is the first in a series of “letters” that Helen Stichel has addressed to the artist Cynthia Pell (1933-1977).

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Artist in Focus VIII - Cynthia Pell

Art, Exhibitions

Find out more about the life and work of artist Cynthia Pell.

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"Dancing Cats" by Stanley Lench

Art, Exhibitions

"Scaling the Citadel" curator Rebecca Lodge takes a deeper look at one of Stanley Lench's earliest works, "Dancing Cats."

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Curating Stanley Lench

Archives, Exhibitions

Curator and former Bethlem Museum registrar Rebecca Lodge talks about her excitement at being invited back to create this wonderful exhibition.

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Edward King: A Life in Art - A Review

Art, Exhibitions

A look in to the rising recognition of art to mental health in our cultural institutions, by Bethlem Museum volunteer Georgina. 

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In the Frame: Portrait Studies of Figures in Eastern Dress

Archives, Exhibitions, Personal accounts

Take a look inside Richard Dadd’s sketchbook and discover his Middle Eastern Journey.

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