Museum of London exhibition will mark suffragettes’ victory

Museum of London exhibition will mark suffragettes’ victory

Women whose 50-year campaign for the vote culminated in a law finally being passed in 1918 will have their lives celebrated in an exhibition at the Museum of London next year – including Kitty Marshall, sentenced to Holloway prison in 1910 for throwing a potato at a window of Winston Churchill’s home.

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This week's Caption Contest Winner

Winner:
After downing a triple espresso, Owlsley marched resolutely to face the morning
- Julie Dees

Runners Up:

Randy the skipping owl takes off for another evening of high adventure - Bob Pickering

The early bird setting out to catch the worm - Tom Renquist

Fe, Fi, Fo, Fowl, I'm the biggest little owl! - Susan Beamer

After Alice worked her butt off at the museum fundraiser - Cindi Verser

The loggers are coming so it's one small step for mankind and one giant leap for us owls - Rich Hamell

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Beyond the Museum Walls. Medical Collections and Medical Museums in the 21st Century
EAMHMS Congress Barcelona, September 19th – 22nd 2018
The 19th European Association of Museums of the History of Medical Sciences biennial Congress will be held in Barcelona (Spain), 19th-22nd September 2018, and is jointly hosted between the Medical History Museum in Catalonia, the Catalan Society for the History of Science and Technology (IEC), the Spanish Research Council (IMF), the Royal Academy of Medicine in Catalonia and the Sant Pau Art Nouveau Hospital site.
EAMHMS is an active global network of curators, scholars and stakeholders with an interest in medical collections. The biennial Congress is a great opportunity to present research within a vibrant forum of debate and discussion, and promote international exchange and collaboration amongst medical history museums.
The 2018 Congress will focus on the curatorial approaches that are redefining what it means to be a 21st century medical museum. It will explore new ways of thinking about museum basics – collecting/researching, exhibiting/communicating, and teaching/learning – through perspectives that take digital tools into account and new lines of research that are fostered by enriching perspectives such as contemporary art and the history of art, the history of scientific technology, medical education and practice and the medical entrepreneurial business. In a world which increasingly consumes history, medical museums have so much to offer to different kinds of publics. In addition, the Congress will address possibilities and approaches to topics inscribed in medical artefacts which connect with society and everyday life.
For further information and registration, go to the web page.

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