The Long Night of Museums, 18 May 2019, 6 p.m. – half past midnight; at the Medical University of Warsaw (WUM).

 

The Museum of the History of Medicine (WUM), warmly invites you to The Long Night of Museums, which will take place on 18 May 2019 from 6 p.m. – half past midnight, at the Banach Campus of the Medical University of Warsaw.

PROGRAMME

EXHIBITIONS:

  1. On the border between Life and Death. The mysterious mummy from the collections of the Medical University of Warsaw
  2. Femina et Medicina. Portrait of Hygieia in the academic tradition of Warsaw
  3. The past twenty years… Highlights of the Faculty of Health Education at the Medical University of Warsaw (WUM)
  4. Medicine and Pharmacy in Warsaw through the lens of a pre-war camera.

LECTURES / WALKS

  1. Egyptian mummies; an eternal mystery – Prof. Dr. Hab. Andrzej Niwiński. Library and Information Centre (CBI), in the Prof. Antoni Dobrzański Room, 7.15 p.m.
  2. Mummies, mummifiers and paleopathology – Dr. Hanna Pliszka, Halina Przychodzeń, MA, Dr. Małgorzata Brzozowska, Dr. Sylwia Tarka. Library and Information Centre (CBI), in the Prof. Antoni Dobrzański Room, 8 p.m.
  3. Walks: Symbols of the Medical University of Warsaw; The best of… led by Dr. Adam Tyszkiewicz (Please assemble at 6.30 p.m. and 11 p.m. at the starting point at the main entrance to the Rector’s Building).

Concert entitled Dance of the Night given by the Orchestra of the Medical University of Warsaw conducted by Beata Herman. It will feature works by Brahms, Tchaikovsky and Strauss. Didactic Centre, in the Professor Janusz Piekarcyzk Lecture Hall, 9.30 p.m.

The following venues will only be open to visitors during The Long Night of Museums: Senate Hall; the Study of the Rector, Professor Mirosław Wielgoś MD; the Study of the Dean of the First Faculty of Medicine, Professor Paweł Włodarski MD; the Professor Janusz Piekarczyk Lecture Hall; and the Reading Room of the Main Library of the Medical University of Warsaw (WUM) (2nd floor).

The lecture by Professor Thomas Schnalke of the Berlin Museum of the History of Medicine at the Charité entitled: ‘Beneath the Skin. Tracing Life in the Berlin Museum of Medical History at the Charité’.


Dr. Adam Tyszkiewicz, Director of the Museum of the History of Medicine at the Medical University of Warsaw warmly invites you to a lecture to be given by Professor Thomas Schnalke of the Berlin Museum of the History of Medicine at the Charité entitled: ‘Beneath the Skin. Tracing Life in the Berlin Museum of Medical History at the Charité’.

The lecture will begin at 2.30 p.m. on Thursday 11 April 2019 and will take place in Room 27 in the Library and Information Centre (Centrum Biblioteczno – Informacyjne) building at 63 Żwirki i Wigury Street.

The lecture will be in English.

The Berlin Museum of the History of Medicine at the Charité is one of the most famous European museums with a medical profile. It is located on the site of the Charité Hospital, in a building which was commissioned by the famous pathologist, Professor Rudolf Virchow. At the exhibition you can learn not only about the history of the hospital and the history of medicine in Germany, but also view the many pathological preparations collected by physicians in Berlin over many decades. In recent years the Museum has organized many interesting and unusual temporary exhibitions showing the connections between medicine and art, as well as forensic science and death. This year, on 21 March 2019, another exhibition opened in Berlin devoted to the famous surgeon, Ferdinand Sauerbruch. Since 2000 the post of director of the Berlin Museum of the History of Medicine at the Charité has been held by Professor Thomas Schnalke, whom we shall have the pleasure of hosting in Warsaw in April. During his lecture he will talk not only about amassing medical collections, but will also present his vision of managing a modern museum of the history of medicine, whose name is recognizable throughout the whole world.

Prof. Thomas Schnalke (b. 1958), is a medical historian. He studied medicine in Würzburg and Marburg. He was awarded a doctoral degree in 1987 when he defended a thesis on the history of medical moulage (models in wax of skin lesions, tumours and other pathological skin diseases). In 1993 he obtained his post-doctoral degree in the history of medicine. His research was on urban medicine in German-speaking countries in the eighteenth century. After returning to Berlin in 2000 he began an intensive study of the history of amassing anatomical and anatomical and pathological collections. Under his leadership, many interesting exhibitions on the borderline between medicine, art and forensic science have been organized at the Berlin Museum of the History of Medicine at the Charité. In recent years these have included: HIEB § STICH Dem Verbrechen auf der Spur (2016–2018) and ScheinTOT Über die Ungewissheit des Todes und die Angst, lebendig begraben zu werden (2018). Professor Schnalke’s most important publications include: Diseases in wax: the history of the medical moulage, Berlin 1995; Medizin im Brief : der städtische Arzt des 18. Jahrhunderts im Spiegel seiner Korrespondenz, Stuttgart 1997; and Dem Leben auf der Spur im Berliner Medizinhistorischen Museum der Charité: Dauerausstellung / Charité, Universitätsmedizin Berlin ; Berliner Medizinhistorisches Museum der Charité, Berlin 2010 (co-authored with Isabel Atzl).

Admission Free!
We invite you to join us!

THE HERITAGE OF ASCLEPIUS. MEDICINE VERSUS THE HUMANITIES

The Museum of the History of Medicine, Medical University of Warsaw, hereby invites you to a new series of museum events in 2019 under the title of ‘The Heritage of Asclepius. Medicine  versus the Humanities’. The aim of the first series of these meetings will be to present medicine against a background of the humanities, such as history of art, literature, theatre, law and philosophy. All the meetings will take place on the first Monday of each month at 5 p.m. During the warmer months of the year, we would also like to invite you to take part in walks which are planned along the Royal Route and on the Lindley Campus. To start with, on 7 January, Dr. Adam Tyszkiewicz, Director of the Museum of the History of Medicine, will give a lecture entitled: ‘The relationship between Apollo and Asclepius, that is the relationship between art and medicine’. During the lecture you will learn about the diseases from which well-known artists suffered, including Vincent Van Gogh, Edvard Munch, and Stanisław Wyspiański, and also discover which early modern works of art and sculptures should be included in the catalogue devoted to the connections between art and medicine and what characterized the architecture of the most famous European hospitals.

We look forward to seeing you on Monday 7 January 2019 at 5 p.m.

Programme:

7 January 2019 – Dr. Adam Tyszkiewicz (Director of the Museum of the History of Medicine): ‘The relationship between Apollo and Asclepius, that is the relationship between art and medicine’. In the L. Paszkiewicz Room in the Collegium Anatomicum building, 5  T. Chałubiński Street

4 February 2019 – Dr. Emilia Olechnowicz (Institute of Art of the Polish Academy of Sciences ISPAN) – The body as ‘matter worthy of a theatrical setting’. About early modern anatomical theatres. In the W. Grzywo – Dąbrowski Lecture Room in the Department of Forensic Medicine building, 1 W. Oczki Street.

4 March 2019 – Dr. Maria Turos (Medical University of Warsaw) – Lecturers in Uniform – ‘Warsaw School of Medicine’ 1809–1831. In the A. Dobrzański Room in the Library and Information Centre, 63 Żwirki i Wigury Street.

1 April 2019 – Professor Dr. Hab. Elżbieta Wichrowska (Faculty of Polish Language and Literature, University of Warsaw) – From prophecies, ‘reforms’ of outfits, diets to heal the body – that is the first ‘bloomerists’, mesmerists, homoeopaths, vegetarians, hydropathists and abstinents in England and elsewhere… Room no. 27 in the Library and Information Centre, 63 Żwirki i Wigury Street.

6 May 2019 – Dr. Karolina Paczyńska – Famous doctors, hospitals of the past and the teaching of medicine along the Royal Route (walk). Meet at the Barbican, on the side of Krzywe Koło Street

3 June 2019 – Dr. Adam Tyszkiewicz (Museum of the History of Medicine of the Medical University of Warsaw) – In the shadow of Warsaw’s skyscrapers. Secrets of the Lindley Campus (walk). Meet in front of the Collegium Anatomicum building at 5 T. Chałubiński Street.

Professor Andrzej Trzebski – renowned scholar

The Director of the Institute of Cardiology named after the Polish Primate Cardinal Stefan Wyszyński, Professor Tomasz Hryniewiecki; the Dean of the Faculty of Medicine, PAN (Polish Academy of Sciences), Professor Witold Rużyłło, and the Director of the Museum of the History of Medicine, Medical University of Warsaw (WUM), Dr. Adam Tyszkiewicz, cordially invite you to an academic seminar under the Honorary Patronage of Professor Mirosław Wielgoś, Rector of the Medical University of Warsaw devoted to the memory of Professor Andrzej Trzebski, a renowned scholar.

The seminar will be held in the Conference Room of the Children’s Clinical Hospital named after Józef Polikarp Brudziński  at 63A  Żwirki i Wigury Street (level – 1) on 28 November 2018, 11 a.m.

Programme:

Professor Mirosław Wielgoś ― The creative academic career of Professor Andrzej Trzebski

Professor Ewa Szczepańska-Sadowska ― Professor Trzebski, a physiologist: his contribution to clinical sciences

Professor Gianfranco Parati ― Blood pressure variability: mechanisms and clinical implications

Professor Krzysztof Narkiewicz ― Chemoreflexes in health and cardiovascular disease

Professor Aleksander Prejbisz ― Sympathetic nervous system and catecholamines ― a focus on secondary hypertension

Professor Andrzej Januszewicz ― Sympathetic nervous system and cardiovascular risk

Discussion

CENTENARY OF THE FACULTY AND DEPARTMENT OF EXPERIMENTAL AND CLINICAL PHARMACOLOGY

Professor Dr. Hab. Dagmara Mirowska-Guzel, MD, Head of the Faculty and Department of Experimental and Clinical Pharmacology at the Medical University of Warsaw and Professor Dr. Hab. Edward Towpik, MD, Director of the Museum of the History of Medicine, Medical University of Warsaw
cordially invite you to a conference and exhibition devoted to:
the centenary of the opening of the Faculty and Department of Pharmacology,
which will be held under the patronage of Professor Mirosław Wielgoś, Rector of the Medical University of Warsaw and Professor Dr. Hab. Jan Pachecek, Head of the Committee of Therapy and Drug Sciences Polish Academy of Sciences (PAN)

2 February 2018 at 12 noon, in the Museum of the History of Medicine,
Medical University of Warsaw (WUM)
63 Żwirki i Wigury Street

JÓZEF POLIKARP BRUDZIŃSKI… SALUS AEGROTI SUPREMA LEX ESTO

Professor Dr. Hab. Edward Towpik, MD, Museum of the History of Medicine, Medical University of Warsaw (WUM) and Professor Dr. Hab. Ewa Skrzypek, MD, School of the History of Medicine, Medical University of Warsaw (WUM) cordially invite you to a seminar and opening of the exhibition:

JÓZEF POLIKARP BRUDZIŃSKI… SALUS AEGROTI SUPREMA LEX ESTO

under the Honorary Patronage of Professor Mirosław Wielgoś Rector of the Medical University of Warsaw on 18 December 2017 at 3.30 p.m. at the Museum of the History of Medicine, Medical University of Warsaw (WUM) 63 Żwirki i Wigury Street

JÓZEF CELIŃSKI (1779–1832) THE FATHER OF PHARMACY IN WARSAW

Professor Edward Towpik, Director of the Museum of the History of Medicine, Medical University of Warsaw (WUM)

and

Professor Piotr Wroczyński, Dean of the Pharmaceutical Faculty at the Medical University of Warsaw (WUM)

cordially invite you to a meeting:

JÓZEF CELIŃSKI (1779–1832) The Father of Pharmacy in Warsaw

On Tuesday 17 January 2017 at 1 p.m. at the Museum of the History of Medicine, Medical University of Warsaw (WUM)
63 Żwirki i Wigury Street