April 21 2017

Spit Spreads Death: Using contemporary art to interpret a century-old epidemic

Trevor Smith, curator of the present tense at the Peabody Essex Museum, has partnered with the Mütter Museum to help develop our upcoming exhibit, Spit Spreads Death. We’ve asked him to share what brought him to working on this project and how the exhibit team came to choose artist collective Blast Theory to interpret the epidemic for a modern audience.

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April 12 2017

Now Accepting Applications for Teen Summer Programs

We offer a variety of successful science-oriented programs especially for Philadelphia teens from low-income families, communities affected by violence, and youth who identify as LGBTQ.

Applications are due April 28, 2017.

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April 01 2017

The Mütter Museum Rebrands to Feline Focused "Mew-ter Museum"

Today we're excited to announce that we are transitioning from a medical history institution to a museum exclusively devoted to feline medical history! Please join us in celebrating today's launch of the new MEW-TER MUSEUM.
Read more to learn how to become a founding member…

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March 30 2017

Mütter Institute Launches Crowdfund Campaign to Reinter Arch St Remains

After conducting an emergency rescue of dozens of coffins discovered underneath a construction site in Philadelphia, The Mütter Institute has launched a special crowdfunding appeal to raise funds to analyze and respectfully reinter the human remains.

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February 27 2017

Spit Spreads Death: What can a bedpan tell us about a pandemic?

Jane E. Boyd, Ph.D., is an independent curator and writer based in Philadelphia. She is the guest historical curator for Spit Spreads Death, the Mütter Museum’s forthcoming exhibition on the 1918 influenza pandemic. She was a guest curator for the Mütter’s current long-term exhibition, Broken Bodies, Suffering Spirits: Injury, Death, and Healing in Civil War Philadelphia.

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