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Jan. 28, 2021

Memento Mütter Bingo

Dive deeper into Memento Mütter during this disturbingly informative take on bingo! Instead of letter-number combinations, each bingo card will contain the names of notable objects or specimens from the Memento Mütter collection. Learn about the different specimens with our museum educators as you play!

HOW TO PLAY:

Every registered attendee will receive a link to a virtual bingo card, which they can print or access via phone or computer. As the moderator calls out objects, a museum educator will provide information about each one while you mark it off on your bingo card. If you get five in a row (vertically, horizontally, or diagonally), you announce BINGO and provide your bingo card # in the chat.

The first 3 winners will receive a special prize bundle which includes: 1 Memento Mütter Calendar, 1 Plague Doctor Face Mask, and 1 Mütter Museum Postcard.

ABOUT Memento Mütter:

This digital exhibit is a glimpse into the deep holdings of the Mütter Museum of The College of Physicians of Philadelphia. Many Memento Mütter objects are in permanent storage and not accessible to visitors and we are pleased to invite you into this digital exhibit where you can zoom in and get 360 degree views.

The name for the exhibit comes from the Latin memento mori – “remember that you shall die.” From medieval times, artists created memento mori artwork that expressed the sentiment that life is short and that attachment to worldly pleasures is fleeting. Just as memento mori invited the viewer to reflect on mortality, Memento Mütter stimulates reflection on the diversity of the human bodily experience and our attempts to understand our physical selves.

This digital exhibit was made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services, Grant MA-10-14-0496-14. The views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this online exhibition do not necessarily represent those of the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

PLEASE NOTE:

The Mütter Museum helps the public appreciate the mysteries and beauty of the human body while understanding the history of diagnosis and treatment of disease.

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