CORONAWILL ALSO BE HISTORY ONE DAY
WILL ALSO BE HISTORY ONE DAY
12th Juni 2021 – 28th August 2022
CORONA AT THE MUSEUM
Danish health minister Magnus Heunicke’s famous ‘infection curve’ in red and green, samples of the first vaccines, and a whole day’s supply of disposable gloves from a Copenhagen test center. These are a few of the objects on display in the exhibition ‘Corona will also be history one day’. The museum has also collected two Danish respirators that were offered to hard-hit Italy, and the conductor’s notebook from national TV project ‘Morning song with Philip Faber’. These and many other objects can be experienced up close from June 11th, when Medical Museion opens its doors on a new exhibition created in the shadow of quarantine, isolation, and hand sanitizer.
EPIDEMIC DISRUPT HISTORY
The exhibition ‘Corona will also be history one day’ traces threads back in time, reflecting a year with Covid-19 in the mirror of past epidemics. The exhibition sheds light on how epidemics have affected daily lives in Denmark, as practices such as distancing, facemasks, quarantine, and intensive care spread through society. The exhibition also delves into the science, where hope for an end to the crisis lies in vaccines and treatments.
IT CAME AS A SHOCK
The Covid-19 crisis has had us all working overtime. At a societal level, we have tried to control the disease with lockdowns, testing and infection tracing. At a medical level, we have been looking for effective treatments and relied on intensive care machines to take over the functions of the body whilst disease rages. The disease came as a shock, and for most in Denmark it has felt like the first time we’ve had to deal with an epidemic. But by looking back into the history of medicine, we find strategies and experiences resembling those we’re in the midst of today.
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