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Letters New Zealand curates living history of covid

Crafted responses to covid belong in national galleries

BMJ 2022; 378 doi: (Published 21 September 2022) Cite this as: BMJ 2022;378:o2254
  1. John Puntis, retired consultant paediatrician
  1. Leeds, UK
  1. john.puntis{at}

I love not only the textile representations of the coronavirus featured in this news story,1 but also the fact that the New Zealand government is actively wanting to incorporate a national artistic response to the pandemic in its most prestigious museum. It is difficult to imagine the current Westminster Conservative government doing the same as it rapidly …

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