Today I visited Welcome Trust Museum to the “Death- Self portrait” exhibition.
Overall the exhibition basically is a collection of many sculptures and drawings of skulls and skeletons, memento mori inscriptions and various Danse Macabre portraits. Don’t get me wrong I’m not saying that it’s a bad exhibition it’s just that I prefer to celebrate life while I can- Dum vivimus, vivamus.
Having said that, there definitely were a few interesting things in it.J But I wasn’t allowed to take pictures so I had to just pick pictures from internet to show you my two favorites:
Plasticine skull by Argentinian Mondongo Collective (notice the packman in the background)
Ironically metaphorical postcards
There was also another exhibition called Medicine Man and it contained a number of objects from Henry Wellcome’s personal collection. The few curiosities in it were:
- Napoleon Bonaparte’s toothbrush
- Snow goggles (no idea what you can see from those tiny slits…)
- Some other stylish goggles (wouldn’t be surprised if they come back into fashion one day)
- Charles Darwin’s walking stick (I would never have thought that Darwin would have a walking stick with green-eyed skull on it)
- Identification kit- to make bracelets for newborns so that they wouldn’t be mixed up in hospitals :)