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Healthcare Heroes

Activities for children and families inspired by three healthcare heroes from our Collection: Dame Sally Davies, Sir Paul Nurse and Mary Seacole. Find out more about the life and work of these inspirational sitters from our collection, whilst learning together, making and having fun.

Dame Sally Davies

Sir Paul Nurse

Mary Seacole

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Pioneer Podcasts

Listen to a series of podcasts exploring the lives of pioneering women, past and present.

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Untitled, c.1973 (Alex Chilton) by William Eggleston © Eggleston Artistic Trust

Eggleston Playlist

William Eggleston was closely associated with the alternative music scene in Memphis. Revisit our 2016 exhibition and listen to a special playlist.

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Archive interviews

Links to audio and transcripts of interviews with artists, sitters and historic recordings.

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