art commissions

why the LSHTM
contemporary arts programme?

LSHTM Homepage
The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) has since 2000 been involved in a number of contemporary art activities including commissions of new work and exhibitions.

The last large exhibition, in 2005, was The Healers, an exhibition of African art.

2004 saw the completion of two major commissions for the new North Courtyard Building, by Grenville Davey and Richard Layzell, for more information see pages on Art Commissions.

These web pages describe the various activities in the contemporary arts programme at the School. For more information click on the links on this page.

The Visual Arts Programme has benefited from curatorial input and inspiration from Central Saint Martins College of Art & Design, and financial support from the Wellcome Trust and the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation in addition to the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine. For further information about this programme contact Tony Fletcher (

With new funding, the School will be embarking on a further programme of commissioned, site-specific art installations in 2010.

A group let by the Research Contracts Manager, Penny Ireland, is considering the options,

last updated 14.01.2010 | designed and maintained by Adrian Cousins