Medicinske museer – museet som trickster

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A history of medical museums with focus on the case of Medical Museion in Copenhagen emphasizing the connections between the medical collections of instruments and anatomical specimens and the cultural historical collections for documenting the history of medicine. It argues that medical museums were first instrumental in establishing their discipline and its categories and now they can challenge them. The article uses the mythical character of the trickster who exists between life and death, humans and gods as an image for double function of creating and challenging boundaries.
Original languageDanish
Title of host publicationMuseologi mellem fagene
EditorsLise Skytte Jakobsen, Ane Hejlskov Larsen, Vinnie Nørskov
Number of pages23
Place of PublicationAarhus
PublisherAarhus Universitetsforlag
Publication date15 Jan 2021
ISBN (Print)9788771847444
Publication statusPublished - 15 Jan 2021

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