Event: Art and the Asylum

8 December 2015, 5.30 – 7pm.

Royal College of Nursing Library and Heritage Centre, Cavendish Square, Marylebone London W1G 0RN.

Art and the Asylum: Patients, Staff and Occupational Therapy at Bethlem

Located within the world’s oldest remaining psychiatric hospital (founded 1247), Bethlem Museum of the Mind has collection of art dating back to the 1700s. Much of this was created by patients, and the Bethlem Gallery continues to provide a platform for similar work today.

Learn about the historic hospital and its collection from Head of Archives and Museum Victoria Northwood, followed by a look at the work of the Bethlem Gallery with contemporary artists from Gallery Director Beth Elliott.

Free and open to all, refreshments provided. Register your attendance here.


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