Obscura Day 2015: Moulagenmuseum Zurich - Atlas Obscura
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Zurich, Switzerland

Obscura Day 2015: Moulagenmuseum Zurich

Tour Moulagenmuseum's extensive collection of disfiguring diseases represented in wax.

Join us for a guided tour of the Moulagenmuseum Zurich.

Started in 1916, the Moulagenmuseum contains an extensive collection of wax representations of diseases such as cancer, syphilis, and leprosy. Prior to color photography and advanced plastics technology, moulages were indispensable tools for sharing medical and scientific knowledge.

This Obscura Day, join us as we delve into the collections of the Moulagenmuseum, the history of fabrication of wax moulages and the fabrication of wax moulages today. Historical and contemporary diseases (mainly of the skin) will be shown with wax moulages, and we'll have a chance to view the surgical wax moulages which are a specialty of the Zurich collection. Medical questions may be asked!


Saturday, May 30; the museum is open to the general public from 1:00 - 5:00pm
Our guided tour will begin at 3:00pm, and will last ~45 minutes.
Ticket Cost: FREE, but please consider tipping your guide!
Remember to RSVP to let us know if you'd prefer the tour in English or German.

Moulagenmuseum Zurich
Haldenbachstrasse 14, Zurich, Switzerland