This summer, I had the opportunity to complete a thorough revamp of the Outdoor Tour program that the Museum has offered for many years. It was a long and tedious but ultimately rewarding process. With this in mind, I thought it might be helpful or interesting to others to explain how I went about the project to transform a few abstract ideas into a polished Museum product, ready for the public to enjoy for years to come. … More Creating an Outdoor Walking Tour
When I reflect on my summer at the Museum, beyond finding medical history interesting, I was also reminded of the ways in which it is important. Far from being ‘old news’ my experience has confirmed my belief in the contemporary value of knowing and learning from the past. … More What’s So Now About History?
Working at the Museum was a really exciting chance to step outside my areas of knowledge. I really threw myself into learning and researching my interests relating to history of medicine; I read a lot of academic journals, textbooks, and other resources about medicine and medical history. This research culminated in an upcoming blog post about female hysteria treatments. … More Working for the Museum of Health Care (summer 2013)