Applications open for new Wellcome Collection project

Outside In and Wellcome Collection’s research development team have partnered to offer artists a supported research opportunity.
Applications are now open for Outside In artists to take part in the project which will see them explore and research artefacts from the library’s medieval European collections.
The project will work to bring new and creative perspectives to the collections and to provide an opportunity for artists’ professional practice to develop.


About the project:

The research will focus on manuscripts and printed books created in Europe before the year 1501. The aim is to think about the identities, emotions and life experiences of the people who made and used these artefacts, as well as how the images and texts within the books affected people’s understandings of their own bodies.

There is no expectation for artists to produce anything specific as a result of their research, but Wellcome Collection would be interested in the artists’ reflections and responses to their experience of exploring the collections, whatever form they may take. 

Support is available, depending on each artist's needs and interests. The deadline is Sunday 13 January 2019. For full details, including how to apply, download this document: 

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