Welcome back, Medicine Man!

10 February 2015

It’s been a while since visitors were last able to wander around Medicine Man, one of our two permanent galleries. Now that it’s back open, help us welcome Medicine Man back!

Our development project is now coming to an end and a number of months, some new spaces and a new staircase later, the extraordinary objects from Henry Wellcome’s collection (ranging from diagnostic dolls to Japanese sex aids to Napoleon’s toothbrush) are back on display.

To celebrate, we would love to give the Medicine Man gallery a warm welcome by sharing your photographs, past and present. Do you have a favourite object? Or one you’re really curious about? How about a particularly fond memory of visiting?

Share your photos (old and new) with us on Twitter and Instagram using #WelcomeBackMedMan and add to an online gallery celebrating the return of this wonderful collection.

Here are some objects we missed:

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Masks collected by Henry Wellcome include ones made for ritual dancers, healers and exorcists.

 This 18th century model resembles Rembrandt's 1632 painting The Anatomy Lesson of Dr Nicolaes Tulp.

This 18th century model resembles Rembrandt’s 1632 painting The Anatomy Lesson of Dr Nicolaes Tulp.

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Henry Wellcome amassed over 24,000 surgical instruments for his collection.

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This Nepalese ceremonial headdress is made of bone, cloth and coral.

Celebrate Medicine Man’s return: share your photos taken in the gallery with us by tagging them #WelcomeBackMedMan on Twitter or Instagram.