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Tom Chatfield: Is Wellcome Collection something new?
Ken Arnold: Yes, I think we’re doing something that’s pretty unique here because of the sheer mix of galleries and facilities. They defy people’s tendency to think in categories—we have old and new together; we’re a museum, a library, a gallery, a collection, a venue; we have all these different themes that connect with and explore medicine from so many angles—the social, the scientific, the literary. This resonates with my own early passion for museums, because it feels like we’re recovering something of…
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