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Wellcome Collection

The Camden Clean Air Initiative / Camdeners / Wellcome Collection

16 August 2022 | 26 minutes

Episode 15: The Wellcome Collection

Jeffrey Young is joined by Emily Sargent, Head of Exhibitions at the Wellcome Collection, to discuss their current exhibition ‘In the Air’ (19th May-16th Oct). This exhibition explores our relationship with the air around us and what it tells us about the health of our planet. It brings together historical materials and contemporary artworks by artists including Tacita Dean, David Rickard, Dryden Goodwin, and Forensic Architecture to examine the connections between the atmosphere and the planet, investigate the geopolitics of air, and uncover the secrets of the air we breathe.


Emily Sargent, Head of Exhibitions

Emily Sargent is a Head of Exhibitions at Wellcome Collection, she works in Camden and lives in South East London, in Lewisham. She has curated numerous large exhibitions on a wide range of subjects, including exhibitions on human enhancement and the experience of consciousness.