Medical Museion got Second Place at UMAC Award!

Medical Museion has achieved an impressive second place in the race for the prestigious international museum award – the UMAC Award.

‘The World is in You’ came in second place

Medical Museion’s recognition was for the exhibition project ‘The World is in You’ from 2021, which stands out especially for its interdisciplinary approach and the blend of history, art, and science. Medical Museion also won the award in 2019 for the project ‘Mind the Gut’ and is the first university museum to be nominated twice in the history of the award.

Often likened to the Oscars of university museums, this award celebrates excellence, creativity, and, most importantly, the profound impact of university museums and collections on their host universities, their communities, and contemporary society. Established in 2016, the UMAC Award seeks to distinguish recent outstanding contributions to all areas of museum and collections theory and practice, especially those with interdisciplinary approaches and wide-ranging applications.

This recognition of our work by an international community of peers is extremely encouraging and helps in our ongoing efforts to expand and experiment with our role as university museum. Our heartfelt thanks go out to our colleagues at the University of Copenhagen, staff, partners, artists, and our visitors who all have contributed to making the exhibition project ‘The World is Inside You’ possible.


About ‘The World is in You’

Artists featured: Mediated Matter Group/Neri Oxman, Ralo Mayer, Katie Paterson, Bradley Pitts, Lucy McRae, Kathy High, Jiwon Woo, Sonja Bäumel, Baum & Leahy, Guston Sondin-Kung, Marcus Coates, Susan Morris, Till Rabus, Heath Bunting, Isabella Martin, Maya Sialuk Jacobsen, Kaitlynn Redell, Mary Maggic, Pinar Yoldas, Mogens Jacobsen, Anna Dumitriu, Andrew Carnie, Jenna Sutela, Luke Jerram, Revital Cohen & Tuur Van Balen, Tine Friis & Eduardo Abrantes, Sofie Louise Dam.

Curators: Adam Bencard, Jacob Lillemose, Kristin Hussey, Malthe Kouassi Bjerregaard.

Designer: Anne Schnettler

Photos: David Stjernholm

The World is in You is curated by the Medical Museion (part of the Department of Public Health and the Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Basic Metabolic Research – CBMR) at the University of Copenhagen. Produced in collaboration with Kunsthal Charlottenborg.

The exhibition has been made possible through generous support from the Novo Nordisk Foundation’s thematic programme on education and outreach, the Velux Foundation, the Bikuben Foundation, the Beckett Foundation, the Aage and Johanne Louis-Hansen Foundation, and the Espen and Tanja Neergaard Dinesen’s Foundation.

Kunsthal Charlottenborg’s exhibition program is supported by The Augustinus Foundation, The Danish Arts Foundation, The Obel Family Foundation.

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The World is in You | Kunsthal Charlottenborg | Exhibition space for contemporary art