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Colloquium: A Medical Museum For Auckland

We invite you to the first colloquium on a medical heritage museum for Auckland.

Auckland is one of the few major international cities that does not have a public space for communicating and preserving medical heritage and knowledge.
We are organizing a one-day meeting to bring together health professionals, museum and heritage specialists, and other experts to hear about the state of medical heritage preservation in New Zealand, discuss what a medical museum could do for Auckland, and what shape this should take.
Full programme to be announced in March.


Dr Simon Chaplin, Director of Society and Culture, Wellcome Institute, London, UK
Click here to listen to Kim Hill’s interview with Dr Simon Chaplin
Dr David Gaimster, Director of Auckland Museum
Dr Lesley McTurk, Chair MOTAT
Geraint Martin, Director Te Papa Tongarewa
Dame Rangimarie Naida Glavish


Thursday 31 May 2018
9.00am – 5.00pm


Ernest and Marion Davis Library,
Auckland City Hospital


$35 (includes morning coffee, lunch and afternoon tea), available from Eventbrite

Heart to Heart – Cardiology in New Zealand

On the 28 November 2017 more than 100 Aucklanders had the unique opportunity to listen and respond to presentations about the diagnosis and treatment of heart disease from acknowledged experts in the field.
Prof Rob Doughty began by bravely sharing with the audience how it felt to suddenly realise he was having  a heart attack and the conflicting emotions thereby aroused.
Prof John Ormiston next outlined the extraordinary progress of percutaneous treatment of coronary artery disease and heart attacks.
Dr Boris Lowe described the new technologies which allow visualization of the heart and great blood vessels in stunning detail and provide the evidential base from which to launch new interventions.
We have been tardy to confront the reality of rheumatic heart disease in New Zealand but Assoc Prof Nigel Wilson highlighted the new prevention and treatment initiatives he and coworkers are actively disseminating.
Finally, Assoc Prof Malcolm Legget gave a glimpse into the future where genetic diagnosis and manipulations promise to have a huge impact in Cardiology.
Judged by the amount of visitors who came and the many audience questions, this evening was a resounding success and supports future similar sessions.

Click here to see the full programme

This event was presented by the Auckland Medical Museum Trust in collaboration with AUT.

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Prof Rob Doughty

The Brave Hearts launch on 18 August 2017 at MOTAT.

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Special acknowledgement

Lottery Grants Board through the World War One Commemorations, Environment and Heritage (LWEH) Committee.

A full list of donors is available here.

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