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Deutsche Hygiene Museum Human Adventure exhibition

The Deutsche Hygiene Museum Human Adventure is a permanent exhibition revolving around a topic that is as obvious as it is demanding: the human being. There is no attempt to make its seven theme rooms encyclopedic. The aspects of human life they deal with are always anchored in the visitor’s daily experience:

Deutsche Hygiene Museum Foto: Oliver Killig

THE TRANSPARENT MAN
Images of the human being in the modern sciences

LIVING AND DYING
From the first cell to a person’s death

EATING AND DRINKING
Diet as a somatic function and cultural achievement

SEXUALITY
Love, sex, and lifestyles in the age of reproductive medicine

REMEMBERING, THINKING, LEARNING
The cosmos of the human brain

MOTION
The art of coordination

BEAUTY, SKIN, AND HAIR
Open boundaries between the body and the environment

The exhibition is conceived as an adventure into one’s own body, self, thoughts, and feelings. The range and juxtaposition of the objects achieve the ideal of any exhibition—they inspire the visitor’s imagination and elicit reflection. The architecture of their presentation does not rely on spectacular scenographic effects but rather builds on the strengths of classical museum aesthetics.

The permanent exhibition was the product of a project team headed by the curator Bodo Michael Baumunk. It was designed and built by the architect’s office of Gerhards & Glücker (Berlin).

The Deutsche Hygiene Museum is an open forum for discussion, open to everyone who is interested in the cultural, social and scientific revolutions taking place in our society at the beginning of the 21st century.

The Stiftung Deutsches Hygiene-Museum is a non profit foundation under civil law and is seated in Dresden Its purpose is the advancement of science, education, and culture. To achieve it, the foundation receives annual matching contributions from the Free State of Saxony and from the state capital, Dresden. The foundation also receives limited grants from businesses and other foundations. The Stiftung Deutsches Hygiene-Museum has three organs: the management board, the advisory board, and the board of trustees.

The permanent exhibition was funded by Deutsche Krankenversicherung AG (DKV) and the Federal Commissioner of Culture and Media. The theme room entitled “Remembering, Thinking, Learning” was supported by the Klaus Tschira Foundation, Heidelberg.

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