America’s finest museum of medical history, the Mütter Museum displays its beautifully preserved collections of anatomical specimens, models, and medical instruments in a 19th-century “cabinet museum” setting. The museum helps the public understand the mysteries and beauty of the human body and to appreciate the history of diagnosis and treatment of disease.
Today, the Museum enjoys a steadily rising reputation with annual attendance exceeding 130,000 visitors. Enjoying international popularity, the Museum has been featured on countless TV programs and specials and is the subject of two best-selling books.
The Museum Education program is geared toward middle school and high school students of diverse socio-economic backgrounds, and partners with area schools to expose students to the wide variety of careers in health care and biosciences, as well as to introduce them to the history and culture of medicine.
“Even repeat visitors may be unaware that only a fraction of the museum’s collection of 35,000 objects is on display at any given time,” states the museum. “The remainder is sequestered in storage rooms that are scattered around the building and not accessible to the public.”
Photo Credit and Excerpt from Philly Voice Article: Photography Exhibit at Mutter Museum Shows Rarely Seen Specimen and Spaces
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