ION MEYER – COLLECTIONS MANAGER
MY WORK AT MEDICAL MUSEION
I am collection manager with responsibility for the museum’s collections. This work includes receiving objects, images and archival materials donated to the museum and the following registration, conservation and correct storing. Making sure that internally items, images and archival materials are being handled safely and externally agreements are made about lending out materials according to national standards. It is the collections work’s goal to increase accessibility by improving the information opportunities and storing of the collections.
I have a science degree as conservator from The Department of Object Conservations, The School of Conservation, The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts School. After my education I was employed at The National Museum of Denmark in 1982, where I was mainly involved with conservation of archaeological organic materials. The conservatory work included all object-related functions, from excavation to exhibition. At the same time I was involved in the organizational work the National Museum of Denmark, where I was representative in a number of committees and workgroups. In 1998 I wished to switch from the specialized work to a generalist function at Medical Museion. In 2010 I finished the diploma in leisure management.
On the internal area I am representative in the corporation committee at the Department of Public Health and supervisor appointed working environment representative at Medical Museion. I am also responsible for chemicals and administrator of chemical use. I am external examiner at The Department of Object Conservations and at The Department of Natural History and The Department of Pictorial Art at The School of Conservation.
On the museum field I have participated in a number of Danish and international congresses and conferences. In 1990 I received an honorary gift from Ole Haslund’s artist grant.
I have published a number of articles in Danish and international magazines and books, especially about conservation and preservations of organic materials.
• Meyer, I & Richter, J 2008, ‘The fate of a nineteenth-century ischiopagus from Denmark ‘, Journal of the History of Collections , vol 20, no. 2, pp. 253-258
• Meyer, I 2008, ‘ Døden på glas: – om fostre i anatomiske samlinger ‘, in MH Jacobsen (ed.) , Memento Mori. – døden i Danmark i tværfagligt lys. , Studies in History and Social Services, vol. 368, Syddansk Universitetsforlag, Syddansk Universitetsforlag, pp. 233-243
• Meyer, I 2008, ‘ Udstilling af børn og fostre med misdannelser ‘, in MA Skydsgaard & L Funder (eds) , Det uperfekte barn , 1 edn, Aarhus Universitetsforlag, Aarhus, pp. 76-91
• Meyer, I 2008, ‘ Humane præparater – baggrund, fremstilling og teknik i historisk belysning’, in Håndværk i 2000 år, det Kongelige Danske Kunstakademi, Konservatorskolen, 2001:63-70