The Embroidered Minds Project

Forbes, L., Thomas, A., Ridge, S., Dwyer, J., Isgar, C., Marsh, J., Lorch, M. and Whirr, R. 2015. The Embroidered Minds Project. Queen Square Library and Archive, Institute of Neurology, UCH

CreatorsForbes, L., Thomas, A., Ridge, S., Dwyer, J., Isgar, C., Marsh, J., Lorch, M. and Whirr, R.
Description

The Embroidered Minds collective has produced fictional writing, artwork and mapping based on research into William Morris and his family, epilepsy and its treatment in the nineteenth century, and Queen Square Bloomsbury. The exhibition explored the possible connections between between 19th-century neurologist William Gowers (who practised at the National Hospital in Queen Square) and William and Jane Morris and their children Jenny and May. The Morris family home, studio and the showroom of The Firm stood adjacent to the hospital for 17 years when it became the first medical establishment specially devoted to the study of neurolgical conditions and epilepsy in particular.

The exhibition, launched for the Gowers’ celebration at the History of Neurology and Psychiatry Symposium, weaved art by Gowers with the artists’ current work and specially written short stories.

www.ucl.ac.uk/ion/library/historical/embroidered-minds

Date2015
Keywordsepilepsy, cross disciplinary , multi media, William Morris, William Gowers, Queen Square
Web address (URL)http://www.embroideredminds.co.uk/exhibitions-and-events/

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