The Legend of the Divine Farmer

WELLCOME LIBRARY – Gillian Daniels, Graduate Trainee at the Wellcome Trust, explores the story of Shen Nong, born of a princess and heavenly dragon, and teacher to …more

The Photographs of Hugo Simberg

Photographs from the personal archive of the Finnish symbolist painter Hugo Simberg, offering a fascinating insight into the artist’s working practices and an intim…more

Life and Death Contrasted (ca.1770)

A striking image from the British engraver and publisher Valentine Green, illustrating the idea that life, with all its frivolity and distractions (symbolised by th…more

Émile Cohl’s Fantasmagorie (1908)

An animated film by French caricaturist, cartoonist and animator Émile Cohl. It is one of the earliest examples of hand-drawn animation, and considered by many fil…more