Mead’s Mysterious Medicines

Mead’s Mysterious Medicines

40 Brunswick Square London WC1N 1AZ
06 Sep 2016 — 27 Nov 2016
  • Artists’ Projects
Children from Great Ormond Street Hospital’s bone marrow transplant and dialysis wards created animations and medicine bottles inspired by the eighteenth-century medical recipes of the Foundling Hospital Governor, Dr Richard Mead.

Working with Foundling Museum curator and artist Emma Middleton, and animator Shelly Wain, the children compared the medicines of the past to the present, before inventing their own imaginary medicine using ingredients that addressed their personal experiences of treatment. The works were displayed in our Introductory Gallery.

Since 2014 we have been working in partnership with Great Ormond Street Hospital on a series of projects designed to enhance young patients’ experience as part of the holistic care provided.