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Perspective Tour With Hazal Baybasin

  • Free
  • Gallery tour
Visitors looking at exhibits in the Cult of Beauty Exhibition. They are looking at and handling instruments and containers used for make-up and beauty products displayed on a table-top.
The Cult of Beauty exhibition, Wellcome Collection, Gallery photo: Ben Gilbert. Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International (CC BY-NC 4.0).

What you’ll do

Join Hazal Baybasin, founder of skincare brand Blind Beauty, for a tour of ‘The Cult of Beauty’.

Hazal will share how her personal experiences with beauty changed after her sight loss. After exploring the exhibition, you are invited to join a discussion with Hazal about what beauty means to you.

Featuring historical objects, artworks, films and new commissions, ‘The Cult of Beauty’ considers the influence of morality, status, health, age, race and gender on the evolution of ideas about beauty.

The exhibition includes nudity, racist and misogynist materials. It features some sensory elements, including scent and sound. 



Need to know


We’ll meet at the Information Point, which is on level 0, directly in front of you as you enter Wellcome Collection.

Place not guaranteed

Booking a ticket for a free event does not guarantee you a place. You should aim to arrive 15 minutes before the event is scheduled to start to claim your place. If you do not arrive on time, your place may be given to someone on the waiting list.

Waiting list

If this event is fully booked, you may still be able to attend. We will operate a waiting list, which opens 30 minutes before this event starts. Arrive early, and we’ll give you a numbered ticket. If there are any unfilled places just before the start time, we will invite you to enter in order of ticket number.

For more information, please visit our Accessibility page. If you have any queries about accessibility, please email us at access@wellcomecollection.org or call 0 2 0. 7 6 1 1. 2 2 2 2

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About your guide

Hazal Baybasin

Hazal Baybasin

Hazal Baybasin is the founder and CEO of skincare brand Blind Beauty. Four years ago, Hazal was diagnosed with a neurological condition which resulted in permanent sight loss. Her whole world turned upside down overnight and life as she knew it completely changed. Learning to accept and adapt to her new disability was and still is one of the hardest things she has ever had to do. One of the biggest challenges she faced was the lack of accessibility and awareness about blindness, which led her to launch her own business.