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A London museum is celebrating their new self-proclaimed title: “first public venue to purchase a rare artistic response to the swine flu outbreak.” The Wellcome Collection recently added a glass sculpture of the H1N1 virus by artist Luke Jerram to their millions of medical objects and oddities amassed by pharmaceutical millionaire Henry Wellcome before he died in 1936. The new viral acquisition will go on display this Friday through October 25th when the museum sends “Swine Flu” to Tokyo, where it joins works by Damien Hirst and Leonardo da Vinci at the Mori Art Museum’s “Medicien and Art” exhibition.