Henry Welcome was an American who began his career as a travelling salesman and finished as an Englishman having created one of the worlds largest pharmaceutical companies with a heavy focus on research. Under his will (in 1936) he requested his (not insubstantial) wealth be used to set up what is now the worlds largest independent charitable trust to fund research into human and animal health.
The Welcome Collection explores the connections between medicine, life and art in the past, present and future. Among the collections "past collection" are items that Henry Welcome collected in his many travels. With an immense library and resources, not to mention the innovative exhibitions, it's not just appealing to academics and health professionals, but to anyone who is curious by nature.