Films : The Phantom Museum – Random Forays into Sir Henry Wellcome’s Medical Collection

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a film by The Quay Brothers

animate! synopsis

Sir Henry Wellcome (1853-1936) amassed one of the world’s largest museum collections, capturing human culture and history through medical eyes. The Phantom Museum uses animation to imaginatively ‘document’ this extraordinary assemblage and simultaneously reveal an extremely beautiful yet odd inner cosmos of things.

key credits

director
The Quay Brothers
librarian
Steven Quay
animation
The Quay Brothers
music
Gary Tarn
producer
Keith Griffiths