Event announcement: Light and heritage at the Wellcome Collection, 1-4 May 2015

Three events on light and heritage this weekend

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This bank holiday weekend, Wellcome Collection and UCL will host ‘On Light’, a four-day programme of free events and activities to illuminate our human relationship with light. Over 60 artists and academics are taking part, and events will run from 19.00 on Friday 1 May until 18.00 on Monday 4 May, across Wellcome Collection and UCL. Many events in the programme showcase extraordinary artefacts and archival material from the Wellcome Library and UCL Museums. Three heritage highlights are listed below. For a full programme visit wellcomecollection.org/onlight.

Damaged by Light at Wellcome Collection

Sunday 3 May 2015, 15:00-15:30

Tickets available on Sunday 3 May from 12.00 in the Wellcome Library at Wellcome Collection, 183 Euston Road, NW1 2BE (max. 2 per person)

Gain exclusive, behind-the-scenes access to the conservation studio at Wellcome Collection to see the variety of ways light can affect material. Wellcome Collection Conservator Stefania Signorello and UCL Heritage Scientist Prof Matija Strlic will be on hand with historical examples from the collection to explore changes and discuss the often-complex care management process.


Spotlight on Heritage with the
Centre for Doctoral Training SEAHA

Join scientists from the CDT Science and Engineering in Arts, Heritage and Archaeology aboard the Mobile Heritage Laboratory to discover how different types of light can interact with art and heritage objects. Experts will be on hand to discuss how using light on art can aid conservation, historical analysis, and understanding of the artist’s technique and intentions.

This event is not ticketed. Drop in between 13.00-17.30 on Saturday 2 May 2015.

The Mobile Heritage Laboratory will be parked outside the Petrie Museum at Malet Place, University College London, London WC1E 7JE (map).


Slow Story Slide Show
at Wellcome Collection

A specially created experience for ten people at a time created by artist Sheila Ghelani. Listen to a meditation, use desktop slide-viewers to watch a story – each slide an image carefully selected from the Wellcome Library.

Duration: 10 minutes.

This is an installation in the Reading Room at Wellcome Collection; it is not ticketed but places will be limited.
1 May 2015 – 4 May 2015

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