The Mütter Institute The research arm of the Mütter Museum of The College of Physicians of Philadelphia, the Mütter Institute establishes collaborations and partnerships with other historic, scientific or medical institutions with the goal of utilizing College collections to conduct research relevant to 21st century human health. The Institute also provides professional consultation to other institutions and researchers who seek to create museums or exhibits with a medical historical dimension or maintain their collections of pathological anatomy. The Mütter Institute collaborates with scientific institutions and other bona fide researchers in upholding the ideals and heritage of medicine and to engender curiosity and knowledge about the body and health and to increase the understanding of medicine within a cultural and historic context. The Institute favors collaborations that deepen an understanding of public health. Institute activities include: Promoting the Mütter Museum’s anatomical and pathological collection to illuminate diseases and anomalies Consulting other institutions to create historical medical collections, exhibits, or museums Undertaking any other project that advances the vision of the Institute Goals To collaborate with scientists and other bona fide researchers to utilize the College’s rich historical collection of biological specimens, tools, models, and texts for a variety of research projects To promote the value of historical medical collections as relevant to research illuminating health issues in the 21st century To encourage the collection and preservation of historical anatomical, biological, and pathological specimens, and related tools and models To conduct research on best methods and practices for maintaining and preserving human biological specimens To consult museums or institutions interested in creating or maintaining human biological collections or exhibits To seek and receive grants from science-oriented funding institutions to support collaborative research projects To publish Institute research findings in peer-reviewed journals To position the Institute as the go-to place for scientific research involving historical biological collections and state-of-the-art conservation methodology For More Read the Letter From the Mütter Institute Director. Get up close with one of our research projects on the Museum’s digital exhibit, Memento Mütter. To contact the Mütter Institute, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.