Wellcome’s collectors

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Presenter: Ross MacFarlane

Published: December 2012

Age: 14-19 and upwards

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Tags: Henry Wellcome

Type: Lectures

Source/institution: Royal Society


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Pharmacist, philanthropist – and Fellow of the Royal Society – Sir Henry Wellcome is now widely recognised as one of the most acquisitive of collectors during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. But Wellcome’s collection of historical objects was not the work of one man acting alone. This talk will aim to bring forth from the shadows of his store rooms the men and women who bid, bought, and collected in Wellcome’s name.

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