It’s the season of giving, and if you’re struggling to find items your loved one would cherish, or if you’re at a loss on what to write in your letter to Santa, here are five unique things a fan of our museum probably doesn’t know about already. That means there’s no MegaColon here and some marvelous books did not make the list; but you wouldn’t want to give a gift that someone already has, would you?
1. A New Müg
This simple, sleek stocking stuffer is a new design for 2015 and is popular in our museum and online stores. It features our classic umlaut, so friends and coworkers alike can speculate on the meaning and pronunciation of “Müg.”.
2. The Quay Brothers: Collected Short Films
In 2012 the internationally renowned filmmakers, the Quay Brothers, produced Through the Weeping Glass, a short film based on and shot at The Mütter Museum. This new Blu-ray release is a ‘best-of’ collection of the Quays’ short films curated by director Christopher Nolan (yes, that Christopher Nolan.) It includes Through the Weeping Glass and a new short film, directed by Nolan, about the Brothers’ studio.
3. Umlaut Perfume
What better way to show your devotion to the world’s finest medical history museum than by wearing its official scent? That’s right, Umlaut Perfume is a Mütter Museum exclusive, produced by Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab. The perfume has been resurrected due to popular demand, and promises to be ‘the perfect scent to inspire memories of scanning the exhibits.’
4. History Will Be Kind
Curl up with a hot drink in your Müg and a brand new book. Leading worldwide literary journal The Copperfield Review has collated this anthology of historical fiction with a varied selection of short stories and poems on different themes. A little birdy told us that this new release contains a short story inspired by the Mütter Museum. Another new release, Grit, Gravity and Grace, is a collection of poems about medicine submitted to The College of Physicians of Philadelphia last year.
5. A Mütter Museum Membership
Of course, no fan of our museum should enter 2016 without a Mütter Museum membership! Membership includes unlimited museum admission for a whole year, discounts for the Museum store and select events, invitations to exclusive member-only events and an exclusive, members-only “Love the Mütter” totebag. Membership comes with extra museum guess passes, so they can bring you along to see our upcoming exhibitions. Give someone a science lesson they definitely won’t forget!
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.