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Talk: Objects of the Mind: Using film to engage audiences with the Science Museum’s mental health collections

27th September 2023 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Join the Museum of Cambridge for a talk by Tim Snelson, media historian  at UEA.

Tim will screen three short films that he has made with the Science Museum, which will be screened in the Wellcome Galleries gallery at a Lates event for NHS’s 75th Anniversary. These films contextualise objects within the Museum’s medical collections – the straitjacket, the electroencephalograph (EEG), the sand trays used in Margret Lowenfeld’s Word Technique. Tim will use these films to illustrate his research on the interactions of material cultures of media and mental health, and consider the value of using films and other popular culture to recontextualise and recombine museum objects. 


Museum of Cambridge
Enid Porter Room, Museum of Cambridge 2-3 Castle Street
Cambridge, CB3 0AQ United Kingdom