Medical Museion’s research programme


Research projects

Medical Museion combines curatorial work and public outreach with academic research. Currently about 15 research scholars are attached to the museum, including 4 PhD students. Most are funded by external research grants from the Novo Nordisk Foundation, the Velux Foundation, the Danish Independent Research Councils etc.

See a list of current and earlier research projects here.

Research publications

For a list of research publications from Medical Museion, see here.


Graduate programme

Medical Museion hosts the Faculty’s graduate programme in Medical Science and Technology Studies, which is one of 18 specialised programmes in the Copenhagen Graduate School of Health Sciences.

The programme is open to all graduate students interested in how the health system works. Students in the programme learn about the production, circulation and use of medical knowledge, skills and devices in the health system.

The programme works closely together with the Centre for Medical Science and Technology Studies (MeST), which involves scholars from the Medical Museion and the Section of Health Services ResearchDepartment of Public Health, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Copenhagen.

Currently, 12 graduate students (see below) are enrolled in the programme. Most are attached to Medical Museion or the Section of Health Services Research, but we welcome students from all research departments at the Faculty of Health Sciences.

More about the graduate programme here.



Medical Museion hosts a seminar series aimed at investigating current questions and problems facing science communication and museum practices in the light of the recent history of the biomedical sciences.

The presentations are given by scholars working on material culture, science communication, medical science and technology studies, and related fields. The MUSE seminar series is part of a science communication/public engagement research project aimed at developing new research-based and experimental methods in science communication, as well as furthering theoretical engagements in this area.

The public seminars take place at 3-4.30 pm in Medical Museion’s auditorium, 62 Bredgade, Copenhagen.

See the public seminar programme here.

Sign up for our public seminar mailing list here.

Internal workshops

Medical Museion also organises an internal workshop series, primarily intended for our own research and curatorial staff and invited guests.