Blog - Mansions In The Orchard

Mansions in the Orchard: We need to talk about asylum

Events

Listen to a debate exploring the shift from asylum to 'care in the community', with perspectives from researchers, service users and mental health professionals

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Mansions in the Orchard: Impressions of Bethlem (David Beales)

Personal accounts

David Beales, an artist and writer who has previously exhibited with the Bethlem Gallery, compares Bethlem to Stone House Hospital.

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Mansions in the Orchard: Liz Atkin on Finding Sanctuary in Art

Art

Liz Atkin, a visual artist based in London, talks about her site specific performance at the Dragon Cafe in September 2014, compulsive skin picking and the powe

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Mansions in the Orchard: Bethlem, Our Playground

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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Mansions in the Orchard: Introduction

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 inc

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Mansions in the Orchard: The Demise of the Asylum

Events

As part of the Mansions in the Orchard project, photographer Max Reeves has recently made some comparative studies of other institutions. 

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Mansions in the Orchard

Collection, History, Personal accounts

Read the latest news from our Manisons in the Orchard project.

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Mansions in the Orchard: Bare Bones of the Museum

News

See the beginnings of works to build the new Bethlem Museum of the Mind.

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