HHH spring meeting “Medical museums: material sources in medical history“
17 maart 2022, door webredactie NVMG
Op de website van The History, Health & Healing network is een verslag te lezen over de recent gehouden voorjaarsvergadering.
HHH spring meeting welcomes 100th member
On March 7, 2022 HHH members came together at the Rijksmuseum Boerhaave for our spring meeting entitled “Medical museums: material sources in medical history“. As it was the first time in over two years that we could meet in person, we started with lunch, to meet and catch up with each other. And what a privilege it was to convene in the beautifully renovated historical buildings of the Boerhaave Museum, housing the permanent exhibition showcasing many unique objects and stories from the history of science, and the temporary exhibition Besmet! (“Contaminated”) about epidemics then, now, and in the future.
Keynote: how to display patients
Unfortunately, keynote speaker Sophie Goggins (senior curator biomedical sciences at the National Museums of Scotland) had not been permitted to travel to the continent by her employer, but her online presentation was no less captivating. By showing many examples from the exhibitions she and her team have curated in recent years, she discussed how they incorporate the patients’ view, and how they deal with ethical questions concerning putting human remains on display. It became clear….