Ken Arnold, Creative Director, Wellcome

Ken Arnold oversees international cultural initiatives at Wellcome - projects that link our organisational priority areas with adventurous cultural programming. He splits his time between London and Copenhagen, having a second role as professor at Copenhagen University, where he directs Medical Museion. He arrived at Wellcome in 1992 and initiated a number of multidisciplinary cultural projects in various venues. In 2007 he set up and headed Wellcome Collection's programming, initiating an innovative series of events and exhibitions in an adventurous venue dedicated to exploring the links between medicine, life and art. He regularly writes and lectures on museums and on contemporary intersections between the arts and sciences. His book Cabinets for the Curious (Ashgate, 2006) explores what can be learned from looking back at England's earliest museums. He is currently researching a book about the enduring cultural role for these institutions.

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