The art of those with lived experience: excavating the Adamson Collection

  • O’Flynn David
  • William Schupbach

Abstract


We describe the journey of a British mid-20th century collection of asylum art from the objects’ creation, through decades of obscurity, to an influential place among the international collections. Key aspects include the development of a contemporary narrative and ongoing work on the ethics of viewing these collections. We describe how the Wellcome Library is working to understand and catalogue this large collection.
Published
2019-12-10
How to Cite
1.
David O, Schupbach W. The art of those with lived experience: excavating the Adamson Collection. JEAHIL [Internet]. 10Dec.2019 [cited 27Jan.2020];15(4):23-8. Available from: http://ojs.eahil.eu/ojs/index.php/JEAHIL/article/view/354
Section
Feature Articles