Ken Arnold

Creative Director, Medical Museion, Wellcome Trust

Ken Arnold is the Creative Director at Medical Museion, the innovative museum and research unit at the University of Copenhagen.

Before this position, he directed the programmes at Wellcome Collection – a public venue opened in 2007 that explores the connections between medicine, art and life. He set up and leads a team that runs this internationally acclaimed venue, which embodies much of his vision for a culturally inspired public engagement with medicine and wellbeing. A highly innovative, popular and overwhelmingly acclaimed initiative, it currently attracts over half a million visits per year.

Ken gained a B.A. in Natural Sciences at Cambridge University and a Ph.D. in the history of science from Princeton University. He regularly writes and lectures on the culture of museums past and present and on contemporary relations between the arts and sciences. He was a visiting professor at Copenhagen University in the summers of 2010 and 2012, and has served as a Research Associate at the Museums Association. In 2011 he was awarded the RSA Bicentenary medal for services to design and society. He is a director, trustee and advisor on numerous bodies and committees.

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