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The Birth Rites Collection is the first and only collection of contemporary artwork dedicated to the subject of childbirth. The collection currently comprises of photography, sculpture, painting, wallpaper, drawing, new media, documentary and experimental film. It is hosted by the Department of Midwifery, part of the Florence Nightingale Faculty of Nursing, Midwifery & Palliative Care at King’s College London. The collection is displayed across Guy’s Campus in New Hunt's House, the Chantler SaIL Clinical Skills Centre, the Henriette Raphael Building and the Hodgkin Building.

JUDY CHICAGO INTERVIEW Image : Helen Knowles BRC Curator interviewing Judy Chicago


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Student Midwives in the Home from Home suite at Salford University learning about homebirth practise surrounded by two works by Judy Chicago from her 1980's Birth Project.



Image : Private View by Liv Pennington


RICHARD SALTOUN GALLERY showing Matrescence curated by Catherine McCormack.


Works went on loan to TJ Boulting for the exhibition BIRTH curated by Charlotte Jansen who wrote the ELEPHANT MAGAZINE article.



If you would like to visit the collection in Guys Campus at King's College London, then please sign up for a tour with Hermione Witlshire or Eleanor Featherby.

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