Many thanks to Catherine and Gemma for the arrangements. It was an interesting way to let us have a bit of the jigsaw before the others. It felt similar to my visit to the National Theatre where the Touch Tour beforehand had given us the opportunity to “see” things on stage which we would not have picked up in the audience. It is all about access.
Crestina Forcina from the Wellcome Trust has very kindly sent me a high resolution image of the Henry VII touch pieces. For more information on their collection of images you can contact Crestina at the following addresses:
T +44 (0)20 7611 8598
F +44 (0)20 7611 8577
A calendar of events at the Wellcome can be found on: http://www.wellcomecollection.org/whats-on/calendar.aspx
Also, an example of the Wellcome's Object of the Month series from the past can be found on their site on http://wellcomecollection.wordpress.com/2010/10/28/object-of-the-month-out-of-touch/ . This was a Queen Anne loadstone, if you are curious!