We are looking for enthusiastic committee members who will help support museum staff and work diligently to support our mission and vision.
The Museum is currently welcoming statements of interest for the following:
Board of Directors
Human Resources Committee
Note: Meetings are held virtually. In-person attendance is not required. … More Volunteer Board and Museum Committee Members Wanted!
The Museum of Health Care is proud to participate in this year’s Jane’s Walks! The Museum’s wildly popular Sick City: Unlocking the Secrets of Kingston’s Medical History outdoor guided tour is included in this year’s schedule, running Saturday, May 6 at 1pm. There is no cost. Registration is not required. Walks run rain or shine. … More Jane’s Walks Kingston 2023 Schedule
The Museum of Health Care and Murney Tower, two favourite local museums, are inviting families to visit for a brand new Easter event. Designed for kids of all ages, Eggs-tream Easter Fun at the Museum is a family-friendly event which includes an Easter egg hunt and Easter-themed crafts. Eggs will be hidden in both museums … More Eggs-tream Easter Fun at the Museum
Have you ever thought about why we look the way we do? Want to know the secret? It’s all in your DNA! March over to the Museum of Health Care to build your DNA model and challenge yourself to an ex-cell-ent scavenger hunt! … More March Break at the Museum of Health Care
The Museum of Health Care is hiring for the summer! If you are enthusiastic, creative and have an interest in working in heritage, we want to hear from you! … More 2023 Summer Positions Available
The Museum of Health Care at Kingston has updated its popular Vaccines and Immunization gallery to reflect the latest innovations in vaccination technology. Vaccines and Immunization: Epidemics, Prevention, and Canadian Innovation was first installed in 2013. Developed with Guest Curator Dr. Christopher Rutty, and funded in part by the Kingston and United Way Community Fund, … More Museum of Health Care marks moment in time with COVID-19 update
Information about mNRA vaccines, such as that for COVID-19, has been added to mark this important time in medical history. To celebrate the gallery update, the Museum is holding a special event! … More Special Event to Celebrate New Addition
That’s where the Museum of Health Care aims to make a contribution. “Our objects can tell a million stories, not just about vaccines but also about vaccine hesitancy,” says Ms. McGowan. “A lot of the discussion that was the backlash against the smallpox vaccine, for example, is not that different from what you hear today. It is really interesting to see this continuity.” The question then becomes what lessons we are willing to learn, and Ms. McGowan believes that seeing an iron lung, a smallpox vaccination certificate or a poster about wearing a mask during the 1918-19 influenza epidemic can provide an extra incentive for seeking out valid evidence. … More Globe and Mail: How lessons from the past can help shape future health outcomes
Deaccessioning is the formal removal of an item from a museum’s permanent collection. The important thing to know about deaccessioning is that it’s mostly about paperwork and about status. An item can be deaccessioned without moving from its spot on a shelf. Physical removal of the item is a different and related process, called disposal (disposal in this case doesn’t translate to “garbage,” it just means putting the object somewhere else). We can deaccession items and not dispose of them, but a museum should never dispose of an item without deaccessioning it. … More What Do You Mean Museums Aren’t Forever? The Whats and Whys of Deaccessioning
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