In 2019, a contemporary RSU Anatomy Museum available to a wider audience will open its door in the renovated building of the historical stable of the Anatomical Theatre complex where the ancient anatomical collection will be seen in a modern and multimedial exposition.
Nowadays, anatomical collections greatly continue their basic initial task – to teach anatomy to medical students, they have also retained an unusual status of the objects rousing interest. However, nowadays the historical anatomical collections have obtained much more wider cultural and historical context. They tell us not only about a human body in all its diversity, but also about the medical education history, diseases, which nowadays are rare or have disappeared due to medical achievements, starnge obtaining and making methods of the ancient anatomical preparations, as well as the attitudes towards a body of alive and dead individual changing over time. The anatomical collections allow to follow the ways how anatomists, artists amd museum curators have cooperated and cooperate by visualizing and exhibiting anatomy and pathology.
Having an opinion that preservation of the ancient anatomical collections is a privilege of each historically responsible university by an active initiative of Rīga Stradiņš University in 2019, a contemporary RSU Anatomy Museum available to a wider audience will open its door in the renovated building of the historical stable of the Anatomical Theatre complex. The historical anatomical collection displayed in a modern and multimedial exhibition will obtain a new, multidimensional meaning by rousing interest of each visitor of the Museum.
Furthermore, RSU Anatomy Museum will serve not only as a place for getting acquainted with the historical anatomical preparations, but also as a space for varied social, educational and academic activities by providing an unusual and original cultural offer for Rigans and guests of the city of different age.
An insight into the future RSU Anatomy Museum. Exhibit design: Dd Studio