National Museum of Medicine

October 3, 2010 § 1 Comment

Photo by Øystein Horgmo © All rights reserved.

The National Museum of Medicine was established as recently as 2001, with the first permanent exhibition opening in 2003. Although the exhibitions are very interesting, the museum still has some distance to cover to become a national museum. « Read the rest of this entry »

“My Medical Museum” Should Go On

July 8, 2010 § Leave a comment

Photos from mymedicalmuseum.com

In May Medgadget announced a competition called My Medical Museum, that encouraged people to visit their local medical museum and post a presentation on the competition website. The winner was announced yesterday: Adam Simone presenting the Warren Anatomical Museum in Boston. A great presentation combining text, photos and graphics to give you a virtual stroll around the museum.

With only 6 entries, however, the potential of this competition has not been fully realized. In my opinion the submission time was too short (about a month) and the competition website is very counter-intuitive and hard to navigate. There’s no easy way to locate the entries or find the winner.

The idea is too good to end with this, so I suggest to the good people at Medgadget to convert the competition into an ongoing project and make the site more user-friendly. There should be plenty of people interested in submitting, even without a prize.

Morbid Anatomy on Display

July 6, 2010 § 1 Comment

"Venus Endormie". Photo © Joanna Ebenstein

A selection of Joanna Ebenstein’s photos of medical museum artifacts are on display over at the American Medical News website.

Joanna is a graphic designer and photographer who runs the excellent blog Morbid Anatomy, where she explores the meeting of art and medicine.

For more of her work, including photos from several medical museums around the world, check out her online exhibition The Secret Museum and her morbid anatomy collections on Flickr.

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