Wet specimens, choir singing and lung testing at Medical Museion during Copenhagen Night of Culture
Posted Oct 15 2008 12:45am
As usual, and as announced earlier, Medical Museion took part in the Copenhagen Night of Culture (Kulturnatten) — a mid-October Friday each year when hundreds of museums, galleries and other institutions in the inner city area are open all evening.
We didn’t have as many visitors as we use to have — ‘only’ slightly above 2000 passed through the doors during the six opening hours. We were not alone: this year’s Night of Culture was as a whole not as well-attended as in earlier years, for whatever reason. (Actually 2000+ visitors is much better both for us and our guests; it gives an opportunity to speak with at least a few individuals, and queuing isn’t a killer as it has sometimes been).
We had invited two choirs to perform in the old anatomical theatre — here’s Vokalgruppen Kolorit led by Niels Græsholm:
Together with one of our student guides (Sune), our conservators, Ion and Nicole, had express-built an ingeniously simple, yet very functional, storage case for some of our precious anatomical artefacts (wet specimens on the top):
As usual, our staff was spread out all over the house. Here Søren explains 18th century surgical practices
and here Martha measures her hands against those of Seneca in the ‘Oldetopia’ temporary exhibition.