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The Wellcome Collection Presents the "Dirt Season"

artwork: E H Dixon - "The Great Dust Heap at King's Cross", 1837, Watercolour - Collection of the Wellcome Library, London. On view in 'Dirt: The Filthy Reality of Everyday Life' until August 31st.

London.- Obsessively avoided and often misunderstood, dirt – and our complex relationship with it – is the subject of a season of activity from the Wellcome Trust. Running until September, the “Dirt Season” features a major exhibition ‘Dirt: The Filthy Reality of Everyday Life’ at Wellcome Collection, online games, and events at special dirty locations including the Eden Project to the south, Glasgow to the north and Glastonbury and other summer festivals somewhere in the middle. ‘Dirt’ reveals the fascinating world of filth that remains one of the very last taboos. The major exhibition takes a closer look at something that surrounds us but that we are often reluctant to confront. ‘Dirt’ travels across centuries and continents to explore our ambivalent relationship with dirt. ‘Dirt: The Filthy Reality of Everyday Life’ is on view at the Wellcome Collection in Euston Road until August 31st.