The Rejuvenation Emporium

18 May 2018 until 20 July 2018

Staying Young in the Early Twentieth Century

What does it mean to grow old? When and how does our youth “go”? Is there anything that we can do to get it back?

Step into The Rejuvenation Emporium and explore the lively and surprising histories of ageing and the pursuit of youth. Discover the stories of doctors, quacks, fiction writers, and Hollywood film stars during the 1920s rejuvenation craze.

This new exhibition, co-curated with historians from the University of Leeds, includes objects, stories, interactive exhibits, and a special archival silent film screening of the 1923 Hollywood film “Black Oxen”, starring screen stars Corinne Griffith and Clara Bow.

Learn more about ageing in medicine and culture in the 20th century, and about the modern-day anti-ageing industry.