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How Medicine Became Modern - Digital Exhibition Wall

Dittrick Medical History Center & Museum

  • Date Friday, October 13, 2017 - Saturday, October 14, 2017
Dittrick Medical History Center & Museum

The Dittrick Medical History Center is dedicated to the study of the medical past through a distinguished collection of rare books, museum artifacts, archives, and images. The Center originated as part of the Cleveland Medical Library Association (est. 1894) and... more

The Dittrick staff welcome your attendance to a Symposium, October 13-14, 2017, on the role of technology in museums and education. The Symposium will mark the official Grand Opening of the How Medicine Became Modern digital exhibition wall, a touch-screen interactive that previews the collection through stories and images. We will open the Symposium with a lecture by We will open the Symposium with a lecture titled “Medical Museums and the Digital Turn” by Lisa O’Sullivan, PhD who serves as Vice President and Director of the Library and Center for the History of Medicine and Public Health at the New York Academy of Medicine. The Symposium will begin the following day, with morning talks dedicated to the use of digitization and interactives at the Dittrick Museum, as well as a presentation of Case Western Reserve University’s HoloLens project and its impact on medical education. A catered lunch will be followed by an afternoon at the Cleveland Museum of Natural History where participants will tour the new Human Health Galleries and learn about the Centennial Campaign to transform CMNH galleries. The Symposium will end with dinner for all registrants in the Powell Room of the Allen Memorial Medical Library. For those staying in town, we welcome you to join Sunday tours of local museums and societies. For more information, contact James Edmonson or Brandy Schillace.


How Medicine Became Modern - Digital Exhibition Wall


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