Head to Bethlem Gallery and Museum of the Mind in Beckenham to explore the site of this world-famous hospital through historical and contemporary artistic perspectives. This is a collaboration between Bethlem Gallery and Wellcome Collection in celebration of our Reclaiming Asylum exhibition and Wellcome’s Bedlam exhibition.
This is a paid event, with tea and cake included.
We are pleased to announce the following speakers:
Caroline Smith, Director of Bethlem Museum of the Mind
Bárbara Rodríguez Muñoz, Curator of Temporary Exhibitions at Wellcome Collection
Sue, Curator of Bethlem Wood Library
Sam Curtis, Co-Curator at the Bethlem Gallery
Schedule for the event:
10am - 11am - Arrive and register. Both the gallery and museum exhibitions will be open to see before the talk starts
11am - 12:30pm - Art at Bethlem talk with presentations by all the invited speakers before time for questions and discussion.
12:30pm - 1:15pm - Tea, coffee and cake will be served (Included in the price of your ticket)
1:15pm-2:15pm - Sue from the Bethlem Wood Library will lead a walk around the hospital grounds. If you would like to join her then please do bring appropriate clothing, footwear and umbrellas, as the walk will lead us across grass and wooded areas.
Both the gallery and museum are open till 5pm that day with a small café space on-site serving hot drinks, cake and a selection of sandwiches and salads.
*PLEASE NOTE - we are now sold out and the waiting list is now full. If you are interested in attending similar events in the future then please do sign up to our mailing list to get updates on upcoming exhibitions and events; For a paid event, we regret that tickets cannot be refunded unless the event is cancelled.
Image credit: On the Ward by David Beales