Representatives of the Berlin Medical History Museum and the Virchow Foundation for Global Health sign framework to begin exhibiting the Virchow Prize for Global Health trophies
On May 11, Professor Thomas Schnalke, Director of the Berlin Medical History Museum and Victoria Grandsoult, Managing Director of the Virchow Foundation for Global Health, have signed an agreement to annually display the Virchow Prize for Global Health trophy as part of the museum’s permanent exhibition in the historical exhibition room.
The Virchow Prize for Global Health is awarded annually for outstanding achievements in global health, honouring the laureates’ dedication to the attainment of ‘health for all’. The prize is inspired by the legacy of Rudolf Virchow, a scientist, medical doctor, pathologist, anthropologist, sociologist, and influential politician, who united in one person the interdisciplinary, intersectoral and humanistic principles needed to improve global health.
The one-of-a-kind Virchow Prize trophy dually embodies the impact that both the prize winners and Rudolf Virchow have had within the field. Thus, providing a bridge between the past and future of global health, which is further conveyed in featuring the Virchow Prize trophy in the historical exhibition room of the museum. Berlin students and the international community are invited to visit and learn from the achievements of the Virchow Prize for Global Health laureates, honouring their achievements while upholding Rudolf Virchow’s lifelong ambition to stimulate education.
The Berlin Medical History Museum is an institution of the Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin and is located in the former museum building of the Pathology Institute on the grounds of the Charité (Campus Mitte). After more than three years of renovation, the Berlin Medical History Museum will re-open on June 16, 2023, welcoming all interested visitors to take a look behind the scenes. The museum’s permanent exhibition offers a fascinating journey through Virchow’s world of specimens and impactful medical history. In its temporary exhibitions, the museum focuses on different aspects of current medicine and medical history.
Learn more about the Virchow Prize for Global Health design process: www.virchowprize.org/vp-trophy/
Visit the Berlin Medical History Museum website: www.bmm-charite.de/en/