The Medical Museion is a university museum where museology meets interdisciplinary research. Our field of interest spans the medical humanities, history, philosophy, museology, anthropology, science studies, science communication, art and design. On this page, we will present the interdisciplinary research and exhibition projects that emerge from within our historic buildings in central Copenhagen.
THE WORLD IS IN YOU
Through science, art and culture, this exhibition project offers different perspectives on how the big world is present and shapes our bodies and daily physiological existence. The projects runs from 2019-2022 and culminates with an exhibition at Kunsthal Charlottenborg in the autumn of 2021. The world is in you is supported by the Novo Nordisk Foundation.
MICROBES ON THE MIND
In the last decade, a new scientific research field has grown up around a startling insight: the trillions of bacteria that live in our gut seem to affect how the brain develops and functions. This project asks: what does microbiome research mean for our understanding of mental illness and its treatment?
THE LIVING ROOM
The Living Room is an experimental project to make the invisible practices of preservation visible by engaging with metabolic process across the organic/inorganic divide. We do so by explore the different states of objects at different scales. States like life-prolonging frozen hibernation or accelerated decomposition, and scales that range from the microscopic level of fungi and bacteria, to macro-environmental factors such as temperature, humidity and light.
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We are all timepieces. Circadian rhythms connect our bodies with the world around us – the clocks in our cells regulating patterns of eating, sleeping and exercising. The Body Time project is interested in these rhythms, temporality and health in the lab, in history and in public.
We live in a time with increased focus on circulation, exchanges, interconnections, and temporalities, ranging across scales from cells to societies. Perhaps a metabolic age? The Metabolic Objects project explores metabolism in a broad sense and aims to establish a future collection of metabolic objects. In our search for metabolic objects, we focus on four sites: the museum, Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Basic Metabolic Research (CBMR), contemporary food culture, and bioart.
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