Bedlam The Asylum and Beyond at Wellcome Collection
The Bedlam The Asylum and Beyond exhibition opens at Wellcome Collection in London. This exhibition is accompanied by the book i designed This Way Madness Lies, The Asylum and Beyond. The exhibition is organised in the same way as the book, divided into four sections which explore the meaning of mental illness through the successive incarnations of the institution that defined it: the madhouse, designed to segregate its inmates from society; the lunatic asylum, which intended to restore the reason of sufferers by humane treatment; and the mental hospital, which reduced their conditions to diseases of the brain.
This Way Madness Lies is on display at the Wellcome Cafe, ready to attract attention.