PhD candidate Carlee Forbes was recently appointed as the Andrew W. Mellon Curatorial Fellow at the Fowler Museum at UCLA. This multi-year collaborative project will bring together curatorial, conservation, and archival research to explore the museum’s collection of objects donated by the Wellcome Trust in 1965. Sir Henry Wellcome was an American-born British pharmaceutical entrepreneur who used his vast fortune to collect objects from all over the world. When he died, his trust dispersed more than a million objects to various museum collections. The objects now held at the Folwer museum cover a range of provenances, materials, and styles. You can follow Carlee’s progress via weekly #WellcomeWednesdays and #FridayFinds posts to the Fowler’s Instagram (@FowlerMuseum)

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