Venue: Panum Building, University of Copenhagen
When: February 2010 to October 2010
To celebrate the opening of Center for Healthy Aging Medical Museion produced an exhibition in three parts.
At the walls the research center’s five program themes were presented with examples from the actual research. The research center is interdisciplinary with several faculty involved.
In cabinets along the walls, the portrait series 100 Light Years by photographer Liv Carlé Mortensen were on display. In 15 colorful portraits of centinarians she has tried to capture the more existential dimensions of growing old.
Finally, under the headings: Seeing, Hearing, Chewing and Walking, the exhibition presented a selection of objects from the collection of Medical Museion. This aids, eg dentures and hearing aids, are all remedies for the loss of function that we associate with getting older and they have almost achieved symbolic status as a signs of old age. Attentive viewers will recognize both objects and photographs from the Medical Museion exhibition from 2007, Oldetopia, which also focused on age and aging.