Undress your mind at sexology exhibition

  • IANS, London
  • Updated: Jul 21, 2014 20:03 IST

Get prepared to 'undress your mind' as Wellcome Collection - part of the London-based global charitable foundation Wellcome Trust - is organising the first-ever British exhibition that will bring together pioneering work from world-renowned sexologists under one roof.

Titled 'The Institute of Sexology', the show will investigate how the diverse research, methods and collections of sexologists have shaped our ever-evolving attitudes towards sexual behaviour and identity.

The exhibition will showcase work from key sexologists like Sigmund Freud, Marie Stopes, Alfred Kinsey, Wilhelm Reich, Virginia Johnson and many more from November 2014 to September 2015.

"'The Institute of Sexology' offers a complex, often contradictory story of the study of sex, and highlights the profound effect which the gathering and analysis of information can have in changing attitudes about the human condition," Kate Forde, curator at Wellcome Collection, said in a statement.

It will feature over 200 objects spanning art, rare archival material, erotica, film, photography, medical artifacts and ethnography.

'The Institute of Sexology' will evolve during its run. "It will have live events, discussions and performances within the gallery space," Forde added.

According to Ken Arnold, head of public programmes at Wellcome Collection, 'The Institute of Sexology' will become a living repository for visitors' stories, inspiring debate and self-reflection on this most fascinating and vital of topics.

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