The Wellcome Trust

A number of Centre for Medical History research projects are funded by the Wellcome Trust, a global charitable foundation dedicated to achieving extraordinary improvements in human and animal health. Wellcome exists to improve health by helping great ideas to thrive through funding in the areas of biomedical science, humanities and social science.

The Trust was founded in 1880 by Sir Henry Wellcome, a businessman, collector and philanthropist. In his will he specifically mentioned the study of the history of medicine as a topic to be fostered. The Wellcome Trust has since maintained this tradition through its support for research in the history of medicine.

The Wellcome Collection 

Wellcome Collection is a free museum and library that aims to challenge how we all think and feel about health.  Through exhibitions, collections, live programming, digital, broadcast and publishing, the Collection aims to create opportunities for people to think deeply about the connections between science, medicine, life and art.

Please click here to explore thousands of freely licensed digital books, artworks, photos and images of historical library materials and museum obejcts.