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KQ Private View: ‘Smoke and Mirrors’ at the Wellcome Collection

22 May 2019 @ 8:30 am - 10:00 am

- Free
Smoke and Mirrors at Wellcome

Knowledge Quarter staff and friends are welcome to join our private breakfast view of Smoke and Mirrors: The Psychology of Magic at the Wellcome Collection. Enjoy privileged out-of-hours access to the exhibition in the company of lovely, like-minded individuals living and working in the Knowledge Quarter.

Smoke and Mirrors: The Psychology of Magic will seek the truth about deception by looking into the complex relationship between our senses and biases, and why we may ignore logic in favour of belief in the supernatural. With artefacts from the likes of Derren Brown, Tommy Cooper and Harry Houdini, the exhibition is sure to be an intriguing spectacle.

Part of the Wellcome Trust, the Wellcome Collection is a free museum and library that hosts exhibitions all year round exploring the connections between science, medicine, life and art. Wellcome Trust is a biomedical research charity which supports research scientists in solving global health and healthcare problems.

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ABOUT KQ PRIVATE VIEWS

Staff and friends of the Knowledge Quarter and its 98 partner organisations get free, out-of-hours access to some of the best exhibitions in London.

Our series of exclusive Private Views has opened the doors (before they open to the public) of the British Museum, The Francis Crick Institute and the Wellcome Collection. More intimate venues such as the House of Illustration and the London Metropolitan Archives have proven equally as popular. These exhibition events, often accompanied by tours, provide an opportunity for the wealth of collection treasures in the Knowledge Quarter to be to be shared and celebrated.

Join us for morning coffee (and a croissant or two), and make new friends with staff working in the Knowledge Quarter as you ponder manuscripts, genomes, butterflies, portraits, illustrations, busts, nudes and much, much more.

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Venue

Wellcome Collection
183 Euston Road
London, NW1 2BE United Kingdom
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Venue

Wellcome Collection
183 Euston Road
London, NW1 2BE United Kingdom
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