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Blog - Personal Accounts

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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A Museum Moment to remember...

Personal accounts

For Museum Week, Glass Artist & Bethlem Gallery volunteer Xavier White recalls the day he joined a Museum of the Year photoshoot with Museum of the Mind staff

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Joan Gunther’s voice in art

Archives, Art, History, Personal accounts

One of our most distinct archive voices is that of Joan Rosalind Gunther.

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Escape from Bethlem!

Archives, History, Personal accounts

You may think that an escape from the locked wards at Bethlem would be an elaborately planned event, not so in the case of Lawrence Walkerlaw in 1813...

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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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Volunteer Interview

Personal accounts

In celebration of Volunteers Week 2019 we spoke to volunteer Cheryl about what it's like to volunteer at the Museum of the Mind.

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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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Volunteers’ Week 2016: A Big Thank You!

News, Personal accounts

Volunteer’s Week is a national celebration of all those people who give up their time to various organisations. This post looks at the lovely Bethlem Museum vol

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Virtual Book Club XI

Literature, Personal accounts

In time for World Autism Awareness Week 2016, this month one of our Front of House volunteers reviews "The Reason I Jump" by Naoki Higashida, which is available

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In the Frame: ‘Dancing Cats’ by Stanley Lench

Archives, Art, Personal accounts

A peek into the vibrant world of Stanley Lench, written by one of our volunteers. 

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