MUSE Workshops

  • Presentations of research, communication and exhibition projects at Medical Museion with feed-back from colleagues
  • Workshops with guests
  • Exhibition workshops where we discuss an exhibition at another museum
  • Discussions of a book or article
  • Discussions of questions pertinent to Medical Museion
  • … or something else to keep us inspired and on our toes

When and where? Workshops take place in the meeting room on Thursday 12.30-13.30. Feel free to bring your lunch. Workshops can be arranged at short notice, contact Karin Tybjerg with suggestions, or if you would like to attend as an external participant. Note, all speakers are based at Medical Museion unless otherwise listed.


Autumn 2015

22nd October: Gina Czarnecki: A brief history of current practice

Gina Czarnecki (BioArtist and participant in “Trust me I’m an Artist”,

29th October: Aldringsrummet og aldringsspil

Anne Bernth Jensen, Kathrine Baastrup & Annika Holme

5th November: Værdiredningsplanen – hvad er museal værdi og hvordan sikres viden?

Ion Meyer

12th November: Comments on the Exhibition “A Beautiful Lie – Eckersberg” at the National Gallery (SMK) (exhibition workshop)

Malthe Boye Bjerregaard

3rd December: Personalising Medicine: Philosophical perspectives on science and society

Sara Green (postdoc, Institut for Naturfagsdidaktik, KU)

17th December: Comments on the exhibition “Storm” at the Maritime Museum (exhibition workshop)

Ane Pilegaard


Past workshops:


> June 23rd 2015: Preparations

Speaker: Hans-Jörg Rheinberger (Professor, Max Planck Institute for the History of Science)


> October 23rd 2014: Healthy aging in social media

Speaker: Annika Holme

> September 25th 2014: Sense Ageing: Developing an experimental event series on ageing

Speaker: Hanne Boll Overgaard

> September 18th 2014: Interdisciplinarity and Research Communication

Speakers: Morten Bülow and Louise Whiteley

> August 25th 2014: Welcome to the Anthropocene: The Earth in Our Hands

Speakers: Helmuth Trischler (Head of research at the Deutsches Museum in Munich, Germany) and Thomas Söderqvist (Director of the Medical Museion, Denmark)

> August 18th 2014: Afterlife: The Decomposition of Bodies

Speakers: Rebecca French and Andrew Mottershead (FrenchMottershead)

> May 22nd : 1000 Handshakes: Mapping the microbes between us

Speaker: Professor François-Joseph Lapointe (University of Montreal and Visiting Artist at Medical Museion)

> May 15th : Fleshing out the Self: On Gendered_Sexed Body Modifications in Medical Contexts During the 20th Century

Speaker: Marie-Louise Holm (PhD-student at Tema Genus/Gender Studies, Linköping University, Sweden)

> March 6th : Discussion of the Exhibition Concept to MetaScent

Speaker: Annette Stenslund

January 16th Pictures from visits in the Fragonard Museum at the veterinary medicine school in Maisons-Alfort and at the former royal surgical academy in the Faculté de Médecine, Paris Descartes in central Paris

Speaker: Sven Erik Hansen

> December 10th (note Tuesday): Designing Health 

Speaker: Sabine Wildewuur (Director of the Creative Care lab at the Waag Society in Amsterdam and the curator of the Designing Health exhibition)

December 5th: Rethinking Museum Expertise

Speaker: Line Breian (Universitetet i Tromsø / Tromsø Universitetsmuseum)

> November 14thHuman Curiosities: Creating Meaningful Interactions with Medical Collections

Speaker: Mannon Parry (Assistant Professor in Public History, University of Amsterdam)

October 3rd: Art between Synthetic Biology and Biohacking: Searching for Media Adequacy in the Epistemological Turn (plans for postdoc in Copenhagen)

Speaker: Jens Hauser

September 19th: Collections, activities and plans at the Semmelweis Museum

Speaker: Benedek Varga (Semmelweis Museum, Budapest)

> 29th August: Koncept for Medico-tek udstillingen

Speakers: Bente Vinge Pedersen og Niels Christian Vilstrup

> 19th September: Collections, activities and plans at the Semmelweis Museum

Speaker: Benedek Varga (Semmelweis Museum, Budapest)

> 3rd October: Art between Synthetic Biology and Biohacking: Searching for Media Adequacy in the Epistemological Turn (plans for postdoc in Copenhagen)

Speaker: Jens Hauser

> June 13th: Plans and Strategies for the Museum of the History of Medicine and Pharmacy at University of Bialystok

Speaker: Magdalena Grassmann (Museum of the History of Medicine and Pharmacy at University of Bialystok)

> May 31st (note Friday): Presentation of the Harry Brookes Allen Museum of Anatomy and Pathology

Speaker: Ryan Jefferies (curator, Harry Brookes Allen Museum of Anatomy and Pathology)

> May 24th (note Friday): Epigenetic Landscapes in the Anthropocene

Speaker: Susan Squire (The Pennsylvania State University)

> May 8th (note Wednesday): Movement in tubes – Mechanical objectivity in the graphical method and laparoscopy in 1950s gynaecology

Speaker: Ramona A. Braun

> May 2nd: Come closer! Smell and atmosphere at Museion

Speaker: Anette Steenslund

> April 25th: Constructing Open Genomic Research Laboratory

Speaker: Daniel Noesgaard and Thomas Söderqvist

> April 11th: What can computational science learn from Lucien Freud?

Speaker: Annamaria Carusi, Institut for Sundhedstjenesteforskning, KU

> April 4th: Collection Policy at Museion

Speaker: Niels-Christian Vilstrup Møller

> March 14th: Dissection behind closed doors: The opening of corpses of generating and generated bodies in 17th century in informal or domestic settings

Speaker: Signe Nipper Nielsen, Saxo Instituttet, KU

> February 21st: The Open Psychiatric Collection

Speaker: Peter Meedom

> January 24th: On the edge of systemic collapse and the birth of collaborative science!

Speaker: Allan Alfred Birkegaard Hansted, Videnskabsstudier, RUC

> January 23rd (note Wednesday): Picturing the Brain: Perspectives on Neuroimaging

Speaker: Aud Sissel Hoel, Dept. of Art and Media Studies, Norwegian University of Science and Technology

> January 17th: Methods for investigating Tactile Aesthetics

Speaker: Emma Persson

> January 3rd: Peptide-collection from the Carlsberg Lab: Conversation, Crowd Sourcing Curation and Exhibition Proposal

Speaker: Nanna Gerdes and Thomas Söderqvist

> December 18th: Bridging Anatomy and Modern Biomedicine in Exhibiting Human Remains

Speaker: Karin Tybjerg

> December 13th: Sensory Anthropology

Speaker: Chris Salter, Concordia University, Montreal

> November 22nd: Fedme – Hvad er problemet? Udstillingens mål og midler

Speaker: Bente Vinge Pedersen and Ane Pilegaard

> November 8th: Experiences and Lessons Learned from Teaching Science Communication to Public Health Students

Speaker: Nina Bjerglund

> November 1st: Rethinking Disability Representation in Museums and Galleries

Speaker: Jocelyn Dodd and Richard Sandell

> October 30th: Social Media and Medicine – The Frontier

Speaker: Bertalan Meskó

> October 11th: Aesthetics of Health Care Technology and What that Means for Me

Speaker: Sara Krugman

> October 25th: Identity Formation in Type 2 Diabetes Patients via Social Media

Speaker: Adrian Bertoli

> September 20th: Aging and the Monstrous

Speaker: Morten Hillgaard Bülow

> August 30th: “Animals on Display. A Slavoj Žižek and Donna Haraway modified cultural analysis of the encounter between subjects and nature-culture artifacts in the exhibitions of the Zoological Museum.

Speaker:  Mette Kamille Ipsen

> July 5th: Aesthetics and Science Communication

Speaker: Adam Bencard

> June 28th: Biohacking and the Studiolab Project at Medical Museion

Speaker: Rüdiger Trojok (DTU)

> June 27th (note Wednesday): Collections Development at UCL: Past, Present and Future

Speakers: Lauren Sadler, Jayne Dunn, Nick Booth & Subhadra Das (University College London)

> June 12th (note Tuesday): “Science in the Making” and “Ready Made Science” on Display

Speaker: Mads Kring

> May 25th (note Friday): Metabolism, Hunger and Surgery through Different Methodological Lenses

Speakers: Louise WhiteleyBente Vinge Pedersen and Niels Christian Vilstrup-Møller, and Line Hillersdal and Bodil Just Christensen (PhD Candidates, Institute for Food and Resource Economics, Copenhagen University)

> May 16th (note Wednesday): Ontologies of ageing: Historical and new materialist perspectives on ageing research

Speaker: Morten Hillgaard Bülow

> May 10th: Changing Gender Differences: Morphine in Denmark, 1860-1960

Speaker: Jesper Vaczy Kragh

> April 24th (note Tuesday): Medical Sensations: Building an Exhibition About Medicine and the Five Senses

Speaker: David Pantalony (Adjunct Professor, University of Ottowa and Curator, Canada Science and Technology Museum)

> April 12th: Public Health Science Communication and Social Media

Speaker: Nina Bjerglund

> March 29th (note 13.30-14.30): The Image of the Doctor – Discussion of an Exhibition Project

Speakers: Gert Almind, Astrid Møller-OlsenThomas Söderqvist

> March 22nd: Preview of Papers for Conference on Public Communication of Science and Technology

Speakers: Adam BencardLouise WhiteleyAnette StenslundKarin Tybjerg and Thomas Söderqvist

> March 15th: (IM)MATERIAL SPACES – Ideas for a Practice Oriented Research Project

Speaker: Ane Pilegaard

> March 8th: Science Communication – Dangerous Simplifications?

Speakers: Lone Frank (Author and Science Journalist)

> March 1st (note 12.00-13.30): Baumgarten, Everyday Aesthetics and Science Communication

Speakers: Søren Kjørup (Professor, Institute of Communication, RUC), Thomas Söderqvist and Adam Bencard

> February 9th: Human Remains – Discussion of an Exhibition Concept

Speakers: Adam Bencard, Ion Meyer and Karin Tybjerg

> February 2nd: Surgery-Diabetes – Presentation of Exhibition Plans

Speakers: Bente Vinge Pedersen and Ane Pilegaard

> January 26th: Collection Policy at Regensburg and Museion

Speakers: Roland Wittje (Associate Professor, University of Regensburg), Niels Christian Vilstrup-Møller and Thomas Söderqvist

> January 19th: Vision and Touch – Presentation of a Research Project

Speaker: Jan-Eric Olsén