Doors Open 2022 at the Museum of Health Care

The Museum will be open for the weekend! If you haven’t had a chance to visit yet, here it is! Event dates and times: Saturday, September 24th 10am-4pm Sunday, September 25th 10am-1pm Visit us during Doors Open Kingston and experience Canada’s healthcare story brought to life through: Behind the Scenes Collections Tours (registration required) Specially … More Doors Open 2022 at the Museum of Health Care

So You’ve Got a Curator. Now What?

The Museum of Health Care at Kingston has hired a curator! Huzzah!
But some of you may be wondering: what does that actually mean? What on earth is a curator and what do they do? It’s both simple and surprisingly hard to answer. You’re probably at least vaguely aware that a curator is someone who works in a museum. You might have seen a curator in a movie, usually in the form of a pretentious, stodgy academic peevishly insisting that the hero stop touching the exhibits and with pretty even odds on getting murdered by a supernatural force trapped in some ancient artifact (as far as movie professions go, curators tend to have lifespans approximately equal to cops the day before retirement). You may have heard of someone curating a social media feed or a Pinterest board or read a thinkpiece on why calling everyone who collects content a curator will be the downfall of society. All of which can make it hard to figure out what exactly a museum curator does.
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Live! From the Museum Virtual Programming Now Available

directly from the Museum of Health Care. Facilitated by experienced Museum staff, students will take a step back in time to explore healthcare history and form connections to current health related practices and experiences. These sessions will use the Museum’s collection of artifacts to tell the fascinating story of Canada’s healthcare past in a relatable and tangible way. … More Live! From the Museum Virtual Programming Now Available

Museum Committee Members Wanted!

We are looking for enthusiastic committee members who will help support museum staff and work diligently to support our mission and vision. Our vision is to be recognized as the national resource for Canada’s evolving health and healthcare history. Our mission is to inspire wonder, promote learning and create knowledge that contributes to a better future in health and healthcare. … More Museum Committee Members Wanted!

The Story of Dr. James Third and his x-ray innovations

He began working with x-rays in 1897, effectively picking up where John Cochrane, the first man to bring x-rays to Kingston, had left off. Dr. Third was responsible for the installation of x-rays in Kingston General Hospital, and he soon began discovering new ways they could be used for diagnosis, such as detecting pneumonia and tuberculosis, as well as using a fluorescent screen with the x-ray tube to observe real-time movement of the heart and lungs. … More The Story of Dr. James Third and his x-ray innovations

Celebrating the 125th Anniversary of the arrival of the x-ray in Kingston

In partnership with Kingston Health Science Centre’s Department of Diagnostic Radiology, the Museum of Health Care is hosting a virtual talk and in-person museum tours to celebrate the arrival of the x-ray in Kingston 125 year ago. Zoom Event Museum Tours The Museum will be conducting in-person tours and will have special displays of historic … More Celebrating the 125th Anniversary of the arrival of the x-ray in Kingston