Symposium new horizons for medical museums and collections

20 sep 2023 | 10:00 tot 23 sep 2023 | 17:00

In Leiden, museum Boerhaave, zal van 20-23 september een internationaal symposium worden gehouden over de toekomst van medische musea en medische collecties.

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Medical museums are in permanent flux. Collections containing objects related to the
history of medicine and health play a role in teaching, research and learning in the
broadest sense. The past years medical museums in particular have demonstrated the
power to contribute to patient communities, health and wellbeing, and society at large. Yet from small scale local collections to national medical heritage entities, ways of dealing with medical collections will continue to change with the urgent challenges and questions that lay ahead. The conference aims to investigate the role and value of medical museums (and/or medical collections) for societies in the past, present and future. What is the potential of medical collections? How can medical museums be of value in the context of current and future challenges?

Tot 28 februari is er de tijd om voorstellen te doen voor een presentatie. Suggesties voor onderwerpen zijn oa internationale samenwerking, de geschiedenis van medische collecties, medische musea en crises (door corona ingegeven?), medische musea en de media.

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