Since June 2016, Ken Arnold has been director of Medical Museion and professor at Copenhagen University. He also continues as creative director at Wellcome, where he oversees international cultural projects. He arrived at Wellcome in 1992, and spearheaded a number of multidisciplinary cultural initiatives, culminating in 2007 with the establishment of the Wellcome Collection, for which he directed programs for a decade. 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 on the increasingly important cultural role of these enduring institutions.

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