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Mushin Museum January Volunteer Newsletter

20 January 2014

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The Mushin Museum Volunteer Programme

Happy 2014!

Save the date…

National Science and Engineering Week 2014
Mushin Museum Event: History of Anaesthesia told through the World Wars.

Wednesday March 19th, 2014

2014 will mark 100 years since the start of World War One. Important medical advances can be born from the great tragedies of war; anaesthesia is no exception.

During National Science and Engineering Week 2014 we will be holding a public engagement event that highlights the links between the World Wars and the development of anaesthesia. We have successfully secured a small grant from the Welsh Assembly Government to hold this event.

Although details are to be finalised, the event will be held in Cardiff Medical School’s Cochrane Centre and involve guest expert speakers and the use of modern simulation equipment to show off some of the museum artefacts.

We will need help with the running of this event and it would be great if you are able to get involved- please email me on the address below if you are interested. You are also more than welcome to attend, details on how to book will be released shortly.

This will take the place of the next Local Schools Open Day Event, but we will aim to run one of these days during the Summer school term.

Read more about National Science and Engineering Week here.

Collection Management- books, books & more books!

I mentioned in the last newsletter about the growing collection of historical anaesthesia & medicine reference books that are in need of cataloguing. The date for this will now be delayed as we are currently reviewing our cataloguing software. Details to follow.

Digital Storytelling Project

You may have already seen some of the results of a digital storytelling project from last year but if not please see the post to hear more about our namesake, Professor Mushin.

Museum news can also be found on our Facebook
and Twitter pages

For more information about the artefacts found in the Mushin Museum please click on the pictures above.

For more information regarding the museum volunteer programme please contact Danielle Huckle: