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Join the KQ for a private view and curator tour of the Wellcome Collection’s exhibition ‘Milk’, exploring how milk became central to perceptions of nutrition and “good health” in the UK. Places are strictly limited. Please see the ‘Agenda’ section on the Eventbrite page for more information.
‘Milk‘ asks: Why has cow’s milk been considered essential to a good diet in the UK? What forces shape the ways we feed our babies? How has milk been used to tie ideas of health to whiteness? The choices we make about milk are personal. But it is also a highly politicised liquid that has been used to exert power as well as provide care.
The exhibition brings together over 100 objects, including items used in farming and infant feeding, historical advertising, public health posters, and contemporary artworks.
‘Milk’ includes new artistic commissions by Danielle Dean, Jess Dobkin and Ilana Harris-Babou, as well as a new documentary by Leo Hallam Dawson on UK dairy farming, and a 2023 iteration of Melanie Jackson and Esther Leslie’s project ‘Deeper in the Pyramid’.
‘Milk’ is curated by Honor Beddard and Marianne Templeton.
A digital exhibition guide, with audio description, British Sign Language and captions and transcripts is available to use on your own phone or device here. You can access the guide using QR codes in the gallery, and there is a tactile line on the gallery floor to guide you between stops.
These downloadable documents contain information to help you plan and prepare for your visit:
If you have any further accessibility questions and/or requirements, please get in touch with Jemima Barnes (email@example.com).
Image credit: Milk, 2010, Lucy + Jorge Orta, Reproduced with permission of Lucy + Jorge Orta. Attribution – NonCommercial 4.0 International (CC BY-NC 4.0).
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