Tour of the National Museum of Health and Medicine
January GNSI-DC Chapter meeting is a special tour of the National Museum of Health and Medicine in Silver Spring, Maryland. Liz Lockett, Collections Manager, will be bringing out some fun medical and public health illustrations from the archives, and providing a behind the scenes tour in the specimen collection (US Citizens only).
This is the same venue where "Anatomy of Sports" has been held, featuring several GNSI members participating in a public outreach summer activity with medical illustration of musculature and skeletal structure painted on live subjects (see accompanying photos).
The National Museum of Health and Medicine (NMHM) was established during the Civil War as the Army Medical Museum, a center for the collection of specimens for research in military medicine and surgery. The NMHM inspires interest in and promotes the understanding of medicine -- past, present, and future -- with a special emphasis on tri-service American military medicine. As a National Historic Landmark recognized for its ongoing value to the health of the military and to the nation since 1862, the Museum identifies, collects, and preserves important and unique resources to support a broad agenda of innovative exhibits, educational programs, and scientific, historical, and medical research.
Liz Lockett: Works as Collection Manager for the Human Developmental Anatomy Center, National Museum of Health and Medicine (NMHM), a military medical museum in Silver Spring, MD. Hired by NMHM to make computer models of embryos, she's also created exhibitions, websites, and illustrations, as well as developing and teaching various workshops including in classes traditional medical illustration techniques. Liz also works in clay/ceramics is way of exploring 3-D in the physical world.
Location: NMHM is located at 2500 Linden Lane, Silver Spring, MD 20910
There is a large parking lot beside the museum, accessable from Linden Road; museum is about a mile walk from Forest Glen metro.
Directions can be found at: http://www.medicalmuseum.mil/ index.cfm?p=visit.index
Logistics: Please RSVP through Eventbrite by Wednesday, January 25th. A portion of the tour will be an opportunity for a behind the scenes look at the Forest Glenn Annex (inside the fence), available only to US citizens.
US Citizens wishing to participate in the behind the scenes tour of the Forest Glen Annex should enter at the Brookville Road entrance of the Forest Glen Annex and show valid drivers license. Then proceed to the back of the Museum for the public tour. Non US citizens may come to front entrance on Linden Lane and join us for the public portion of the tour.
Directions on base: From the gate drive straight ahead down the big hill to first right. Follow road past the gas station and park anywhere in the big lot. We are in the building inside the fence.
Feel free to bring sketch books as there's a lot of great subjects!