Comments for Asylum Science https://asylumscience.com psychiatry, pathology, and the laboratory - from the nineteenth century to the present day Wed, 30 Dec 2015 16:50:12 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.com/ Comment on A museum of mental health by Jen https://asylumscience.com/2012/10/05/a-museum-of-mental-health/comment-page-1/#comment-7474 Wed, 30 Dec 2015 16:50:12 +0000 http://asylumscience.com/?p=353#comment-7474 Hi Minerva,

I’m certainly no expert on museums particularly, but there are a few examples of small projects that might prove useful examples/starting points:

London Asylum Restoring Perspectives exhibit: https://www.lib.uwo.ca/archives/virtualexhibits/londonasylum/about.html
Missouri State Archives exhibit re: their first state hospital: http://www.sos.mo.gov/archives/exhibits/Quest/
Hydrotherapy exhibit: http://www.cornellpsychiatry.org/history/osk_die_lib/hydrotherapy/default.htm
Willard Suitcase exhibit: http://www.suitcaseexhibit.org/index.php?section=about&subsection=suitcases
Part website, part archive, part exhibit: http://historyofmadness.ca/
More website than exhibit but covers history of psychiatry in France: http://psychiatrie.histoire.free.fr/
Check out also the Oregon State Hospital Museum blog: http://oshmuseum.org/ – they discuss their museum in a quite a bit of detail with great pictures.

You might also want to get in touch with Jennifer Bazar at the Remembering Oak Ridge project (to whom I’m indebted for the above info!): https://historyexhibit.waypointcentre.ca/

An interesting book that covers some of the challenges of addressing mental health in museum is Coleborne and Mackinnon’s Exhibiting Madness in Museums (2011).

Good luck!

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Comment on A museum of mental health by Minerva king https://asylumscience.com/2012/10/05/a-museum-of-mental-health/comment-page-1/#comment-7463 Mon, 28 Dec 2015 22:21:59 +0000 http://asylumscience.com/?p=353#comment-7463 Requesting ideas on how to start a mental health museum in Palm Beach County? I am 46 years old and have been both burdened and blessed with bipolar. After completing my Masters in Social Work from Florida Atlantic University I immediately opened up an agency and dedicated myself, along with my staff to helping those in need of mental wellness. After years of effort and minimal support for change, I realize that the true start to recovery must start with experiential education designed to break the walls of stigma.

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Comment on Forgotten histories of psychosurgery, and facing our fears by enemymindcontrol https://asylumscience.com/2012/09/14/forgotten-histories-of-psychosurgery-and-facing-our-fears/comment-page-1/#comment-6436 Wed, 12 Aug 2015 12:36:02 +0000 http://asylumscience.com/?p=329#comment-6436 Reblogged this on enemymindcontrol.

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Comment on Guest post: Does the madness of King George III matter? by Post Of The Week – Friday 15th August 2014 | DHSB/DHSG Psychology Research Digest https://asylumscience.com/2013/07/22/guest-post-does-the-madness-of-king-george-iii-matter/comment-page-1/#comment-2240 Fri, 15 Aug 2014 14:53:39 +0000 http://asylumscience.com/?p=768#comment-2240 […] have had the good fortune over the past year to be part of a project looking at the history of attitudes to mental illness, focusing on the life of King George III. The […]

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Comment on Forgotten histories of psychosurgery, and facing our fears by Skull modification – it’s a real thing! | Beauty in the Bones https://asylumscience.com/2012/09/14/forgotten-histories-of-psychosurgery-and-facing-our-fears/comment-page-1/#comment-642 Fri, 15 Nov 2013 18:51:06 +0000 http://asylumscience.com/?p=329#comment-642 […] https://asylumscience.com/2012/09/14/forgotten-histories-of-psychosurgery-and-facing-our-fears/ […]

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Comment on A museum of mental health by Communicating Mental Health, University of Birmingham, 16-17 September 2013 | Asylum Science https://asylumscience.com/2012/10/05/a-museum-of-mental-health/comment-page-1/#comment-635 Mon, 30 Sep 2013 07:12:39 +0000 http://asylumscience.com/?p=353#comment-635 […] which examined the Stephen Beaumont Museum of Mental Health – previously discussed on this blog, here. Ellis argued that museum collections are very much bound up with who ‘owns’ the history of […]

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Comment on Horses and humans in the history of neurology by Giants’ Shoulders #63: Live from Deptford | Halley's Log https://asylumscience.com/2013/09/02/horses-and-humans-in-the-history-of-neurology/comment-page-1/#comment-623 Mon, 16 Sep 2013 18:46:04 +0000 http://asylumscience.com/?p=834#comment-623 […] So far this section has focused on human ailments – but what of dogs? In ‘The Sex Life of Dogs’, Lisa Smith notes the parallels in advice given for dogs and humans in respect of fertility and venereal disease; and in a second post looks at health recipes for dogs, who, like humans, needed to keep their humours in balance. But dogs didn’t have the field to themselves, Jennifer Wallis shows that horses too might yield information that could be extrapolated to humans. […]

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Comment on A musical interlude by Emily https://asylumscience.com/2013/08/19/a-musical-interlude/comment-page-1/#comment-613 Tue, 03 Sep 2013 12:41:19 +0000 http://asylumscience.com/?p=824#comment-613 Girl Anachronism by Desden Dolls? Although it is a bit “I’m a mad woman in the attic, lol”.

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Comment on A ‘new’ disease? by Horses and humans in the history of neurology | Asylum Science https://asylumscience.com/2013/04/29/a-new-disease/comment-page-1/#comment-609 Mon, 02 Sep 2013 08:05:11 +0000 http://asylumscience.com/?p=682#comment-609 […] that exhibited tabes-like symptoms, with an unusual gait and prominent knee-joint that recalled the Charcot’s knee seen in humans. The horse went on to suffer a seizure, afterwards developing the signs of […]

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