When the Moulagenmuseum Zürich opened in 1993, medical wax moulages were regarded as dusty teaching aids from bygone times and medical historical curiosities doomed to die in terms of conservation. However, the worldwide development in the handling of these valuable extraordinary patient documents, shaped by the Moulagenmuseum Zurich, has clearly exceeded even optimistic expectations, as the presentations and results of the first international conference of the Wax Moulages Working Group in Zurich this year confirm. Wax moulages are now used again with great success in university teaching, they are important sources in medical history research, highly professional and innovative conservation and restoration guarantees their preservation for many decades to come, and they are presented to the public in a wide variety of contexts in the media and modern museums. The Zurich Moulage Museum has done pioneering work in all these areas and is now considered an important international reference institution.
At the Long Night of Museums 2023, we will present this development with spotlights on special highlights.
Short lectures always on the hour. First lecture at 19:00, last lecture at 24:00.
As always, a snack and drinks buffet and cosmetic treats will be available for our visitors.
We look forward to your visit!