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“How Medicine Became Modern: Technology in Museums and Education”

The Dittrick Museum of Medical History will host a talk titled “How Medicine Became Modern: Technology in Museums and Education” Oct. 13–14.

The symposium will focus on the role of technology in museums and education. It will mark the official grand opening of the “How Medicine Became Modern” digital exhibition, a touch-screen interactive wall that previews the collection through stories and images.

Lisa O’Sullivan, vice president and director of the Library and Center for the History of Medicine and Public Health at the New York Academy of Medicine, will open the symposium Friday, Oct. 13, with a lecture titled “Medical Museums and the Digital Turn.”

The next day, there will be morning talks dedicated to the use of digitization and interactivity at the Dittrick Museum, as well as a presentation on how the Microsoft HoloLens could impact medical education.

A catered lunch will be followed by an afternoon at the Cleveland Museum of Natural History, where participants will tour the new Human Health Galleries and learn about the Centennial Campaign to transform the museum’s galleries.

The symposium will end with dinner for all registrants in the Powell Room of the Allen Memorial Medical Library.

The registration fee is $55. A student rate of $25 is offered, but it includes continental breakfast and lunch only.

Registration is available at artsci.case.edu/Dittrick/symposium/.