Staying Young in the Early Twentieth Century
May - July 2018
Thackray Museum of Medicine, Beckett St, Leeds, LS9 7LN
We worked with our partners at the Thackray Museum of Medicine in Leeds to co-curate The Rejuvenation Emporium.
The exhibition traced medical, commercial, and cultural interest in the idea of slowing and/or reversing the processes of ageing, including "rejuvenating" medical treatments and pharmaceutical products, and the stories of doctors, quacks, fiction writers, and film stars who flourished during the 1920s "rejuvenation craze".
The Rejuvenation Emporium showcased objects, interactive exhibits and a special archival film screening of the 1923 film Black Oxen, featuring Hollywood screen stars Corinne Griffith and Clara Bow.