Going Viral

Collecting Covid

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Episode notes

Mark visits the Science Museum in London to look at their Collecting Covid-19 objects and talk to Natasha McEnroe, the museum’s Keeper of Medicine, about their curatorial choices. The collection currently comprises over 400 items relating to the Covid-19 pandemic, including some major works of art.

Hosted by Mark Honigsbaum @honigsbaum


Natasha McEnroe, Keep of Medicine at Science Museum London



Roxanna Halls on her painting of Katie Tomkins, Mortuary and Post-Mortem Services Manager at West Herts Hospitals NHS Trust, created as part of the Portraits for NHS Heroes project in response to the pandemic




Will Haynes, from the University of Sheffield’s geography department, on the project, “collecting the loneliness of students in the pandemic”



Series Producer: Melissa FitzGerald @Melissafitzg

Cover art by Patrick Blower www.blowercartoons.com

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