Restoration of the anatomy collection
Comprehensive measures ensure the preservation of the collection.
The anatomy collection of the Institute for Anatomy and Cell Biology in Neuenheimer Feld offers valuable insights into medical history. The collection, which dates back to the 19th century includes 630 human specimens, 200 historical models and numerous lithographs. These exhibits must be professionally restored, documented and preserved in order to make them available for future generations. Since the treasures are scattered throughout several rooms, it is intended to combine them in one single location.
Thanks to a major donation we have already begun with the restoration of the exhibits, acquired display cases, and furnished the exhibition spaces with UV protection. We thus initiated the important process of making the anatomy collection accessible to the public, safeguarding it for future generations, and developing it for research.
Prof. Dr. Joachim Kirsch, Executive Director, Institute of Anatomy and Cell Biology