Identity: Eight Rooms, Nine Lives

 
 

THIS EVENT ENDED ON THE 6TH APRIL 2010

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Wellcome Collection, 183 Euston Road, Bloomsbury, London NW1 2BE 
 
Dates:
26th November 2009 until 6th April 2010
 
OPENING TIMES
Tue & Wed & Fri & Sat & Bank Hols 10am-6pm, Thu 10am-10pm, Sun 11am-6pm | 28-31 Dec, 2 & 3 Jan 12noon-6pm, Closed 24-27 Dec, 1 Jan
 

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Identity: Eight Rooms, Nine LivesA newly commissioned play by Billy Bragg, extracts from the diary of Tony Benn and the invention of DNA fingerprinting are all part of ways in which Identity is explored at the Wellcome Collection. Identity: Eight Rooms, Nine Lives, the latest temporary exhibition at the science centre dedicates eight rooms to exploring the lives and works of people that have shaped thinking about human identity. The first person in Britain to undergo gender reassignment and a special time lapsed mirror revealing how the rest of the world see us are also part of this investigative exhibition which attempts to explore human identity, its history, and its infinite amount of possibilities. To make the theories easier to digest, and to give Identity a human face, each of the eight rooms has been named after a well known figure who has influenced our thinking about identity. These include British geneticist Sir Alec Jeffreys, responsible for devising the DNA profiling we still use today; Fiona Shaw, an actress who has taken on the identity of everyone from Richard II at the National Theatre to Aunt Petunia in Harry Potter; and Samuel Pepys whose famous diary has kept his name alive. Billy Bragg's new musical play, Pressure Drop, runs in the final weeks of the exhibition, from 19th April to 12th May 2010, in the temporary gallery space.

 

About Wellcome Collection

A major and fascinating cultural venue, the Wellcome Collection combines three galleries: 'Medicine Man', 'Medicine Now' and 'special exhibitions'. In addition you'll find the famous Wellcome Library, cafe, bookshop and a 'forum' to consider issues of science, health and human identity. The 1,300 objects on display show the great variety of considerations that these topics include. More about Wellcome Collection

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The Institute of Sexology
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DATES  20th November 2014 to 20th September 2015
VENUE  Wellcome Collection 
From 20th November 2014, the Wellcome Collection's new Gallery 2 opens with 'The Institute of Sexology', a candid exploration of the most publicly discussed of private acts. Through more than 200 objects spanning art, rare archival material, erotica, film and photography, the exhibition - the first of its kind in the UK - brings together the pionee... More about this event
 
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