The European Association of Museums of the History of Medical Sciences Congress biennial meeting will be held in London, 4–6 September 2014, jointly hosted between the Science Museum, the Royal College of Surgeons (Hunterian Museum) and the Wellcome Collection.
EAMHMS is an active global network of curators, scholars and stakeholders with an interest in medical collections. The biennial Congress is a great opportunity to network and present research within a vibrant forum of debate and discussion, and promotes international exchange and collaboration amongst medical history museums. The Association, although nominally European, today attracts participation from around the world and is thus the leading international body of medical museums and collections.
The theme for the 2014 Congress is Between medical collections and their audiences. We have a thrilling program with a wide range of speakers and a poster session looking at how medical heritage is used to intrigue, problematise, teach, and stimulate interaction and reflection about medicine of the past and of today. Who engages with our collections and which new audiences are we innovating ways to engage with? Our visitors are not passive spectators, but rather participants in the creating of and telling of stories about medical heritage – so what does that mean for the future of curating medical collections and displays?
Download the conference programme
We are unable to arrange accommodation but please download information about nearby hotels.
We look forward to seeing you in London this September.