About the Migraine Art Digital Project
In 2016 the Migraine Art Project catalogued, digitally scanned, and made publicly available online for the first time the entire Migraine Art Collection of over 550 original pieces of artwork held by Migraine Action.
The project was led by medical historian Katherine Foxhall, then based at the University of Leicester, to make this important archive of migraine experience accessible to the public.
Together with Migraine Action (the owners of the art collection) Katherine successfully bid for funding from the University of Leicester Impact Development Fund. The grant paid for a researcher, Dr Steve Ling, to catalogue and scan the collection, and for the creation of this website.
Our hope is that this website will be a valuable resource for people living with, or supporting a person living with migraine, as well as neurologists, health and education workers, scholars and artists. We hope in particular that this website will be of use to children with migraine, and those who are supporting them to learn more about this very common, but often misunderstood, illness.
Every image on the website can be downloaded for free in low resolution for personal or educational use.
We would like to thank:
– University of Leicester for project funding
– Simon Dixon and his team in the University of Leciester Library Special Collections for assistance with scanning
– Wellcome Trust for funding Dr Katherine Foxhall’s original research project
– We Are Epic, website designers
– Dr Steve Ling, project associate.
– Rebekah Aitchison, Migraine Action
In 2018, Migraine Action closed, and the art collection was transferred to the Wellcome Collection. We are grateful to them for acquiring such an important collection, and are thrilled that this globally unique resource will be preserved and ultimately made much more visible and accessible there.