Registration for Berlin #MuseUp Nr.6 is now open!

One of the hidden gems in Berlin’s museum landscape, is the Museum of Medical History at the Charité. A stone’s throw away from the Hamburger Bahnhof and Berlin’s Central Station, you can take a leisurely stroll across the Charité compound to the museum. On 14th August we will be led through both the permanent exhibition and the special exhibition “Visite im Depot” by the director of the museum, Prof. Thomas Schnalke (english group), and Beate Kunst (german group). Both will give us an exciting insight into the history of the Charité hospital, as well as the progress of medicine.

Dauerausstellung BMM

Dauerausstellung Berliner Medizinhistorisches Museum // Permanent exhibition Berlin Medical History Museum
Foto// Photo: Thomas Bruns

The permanent exhibition spans 300 years of medical history, taking visitors on a “journey beneath the skin”, and the history of the hospital compound itself is closely interwoven with that. During our tour we’ll get the opportunity to delve into this history. The special exhibition “Visite im Depot”, on the other hand, promises us a view behind the scenes of the museum: How is an exhibition assembled? What happens in the museum storage facilities? What does a curator do? And the exhibition includes some quite amazing and bizarre exhibits, which we’re really looking forward to discovering more about!

When: Wednesday 14th August at 4:30pm

Where: meeting point is inside the entrance to the Medical History Museum http://www.bmm-charite.de/kontakt/kontakt-museum.html

How: The best route is to walk from the Central Station down Invalidenstraße, just past the Hamburger Bahnhof, until you see a sign advertising the “Medizinhistorisches Museum” on the opposite side of the road – turn in to Alexanderufer, and you’ll be heading directly towards the museum which is behind a fence, but there are two open gates to gain access.

Registration: Since places are limited, we kindly ask you to sign up via Eventbrite by 11th August. The event is free of charge, the only requirement is that you have a Twitter account.

Hashtag: #MuseUp

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P.S.: We won’t be visiting the specimen hall during our visit, since photography is not allowed due to ethical considerations. However, there will be some time at the end of the tour for those who would like to see it. The museum closes at 7pm.

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