Medicine Man: The Forgotten Museum of Henry Wellcome

The British Museum London, United Kingdom 2002–2003

Client: The British Museum

Held in the temporary galleries of the British Museum, Medicine Man was the first exhibition to show the enormous range and depth of the medical collections of Sir Henry Wellcome, which comprised more than a million objects at the time of his death. The exhibition highlighted the material legacy of Henry Wellcome and explored the ways different cultures have approached medicine and health throughout history.

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London, United Kingdom


The British Museum

Caruso St John Architects
Adam Caruso, Peter St John

Project architect
James Payne

Ioana Marinescu