Wednesday, 21 February 2024

Access for all: Are digital museums better?

Join the Museum of Medicine and Health and a specialist panel as they consider virtual collections and in-person object encounters. The event launches a new exhibition showcasing historic medical objects and equipment representing innovation across 200 years.

Digital image of a 3D model of brass penicillin medical syringe with wooden box.

Key details

  • Date and time
    Wednesday, 21 February 2024, 11am to 12.30pm
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  • Intended audiences
    Adults, Staff, Students
  • Event type
    Talk / lecture
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Event description

‘Access for all: are digital museums better?’ is an online event to mark the launch of a new Instruments of Change Manchester Digital Exhibition, showcasing historic medical objects and equipment that represent innovation, change and discovery across 200 years of healthcare, research and medical education in Manchester.

A panel of medical historians, researchers and digital engagement specialists, including the University’s Jane Gallagher, will discuss and debate virtual collections and in-person object encounters in medical museums.

The event will begin with a virtual tour of the exhibition, followed by a panel discussion of which is better – in-person object engagement or digital engagement with artefacts and stories. With questions from the audience, the group will make conclusions on the value of one over the other.

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