Wellcome Collection – High Society


When: 11 Nov 2010 – 27 Feb 2011

Where: Wellcome Collection

Info: “From ancient Egyptian poppy tinctures to Victorian cocaine eye drops, Native American peyote rites to the salons of the French Romantics, mind-altering drugs have a rich history. ‘High Society’ will explore the paths by which these drugs were first discovered – from apothecaries’ workshops to state-of-the-art laboratories – and how they came to be simultaneously fetishised and demonised in today‚Äôs culture.”

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