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Speaker meeting: 18 February 2014 Victoria Tischler on ‘Art in the asylum’
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Art of Psychiatry speaker meeting as part of the Edward Adamson Festival

Dr Victoria Tischler on “Art in the asylum”

Tuesday 18 February 6pm Institute of Psychiatry Seminar room 1

Victoria Tischler is Associate Professor in Behavioural Sciences, School of Medicine at the University of Nottingham and curator of the recent exhibition “Art in the Asylum”. She joins us to talk about the exhibition which examined the evolution of artistic activity in British psychiatric institutions from the early 1800s to the 1970s and the reception of asylum art into mainstream artistic circles. This time period saw the shift from invasive treatments of mental disorders to more humane regimes in which creativity played a significant role.

This event is part of the Edward Adamson Festival, which is celebrating the life and work of Edward Adamson (1911-1996).  Adamson was a visionary pioneer of art as therapy and the founder of the Adamson Collection. The festival programme is available at

This is a public meeting and all are welcome.  Wine and snacks provided.


Link to short film about exhibition:
Interview with Victoria on the AoP blog:
Art at the Institute:

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Information on finding the Institute of Psychiatry:

Details about the IoP are found on this page

Institute of Psychiatry,
King’s College London
16 De Crespigny Park
London SE5 8AF

The Denmark Hill Station serves Overground and national rail trains.  The nearest underground station is Elephant and Castle or Oval.

Seminar Room on is next to the main door when entering the De Crespigny Park entrance.

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