Museum Exhibits

The Clendening History of Medicine Foyer regularly features exhibits drawn from the Museum’s collections, as well as collaborative exhibits celebrating KU Medical Center’s Diversity Initiative.  Often in partnership with the KUMC Archives, significant exhibits have included: A History of Surgery at the KU School of Medicine, A History of Anesthesia in Kansas, Civil War Medicine, A History of the KU School of Nursing, Chinese Medicine, Native American issues, Black History, and revolving exhibits covering works of art by mentally, physically and developmentally disabled people.  The museum also has a variety of traveling exhibits it makes available to other venues.

Traveling exhibits currently include:

  • Walter Sutton, MD: Renowned surgeon and the discoverer of the chromosomal theory of heredity.
  • First 12 women graduates of the KU School of Medicine.
  • KU School of Medicine’s 77th Evacuation Hospital.
  • Desegregation of the KU School of Medicine.
  • Curiosity Cabinet:  The Western Museum Association and The Clendening History of Medicine Museum Present A Celebration of the Odd, Unusual, and Wonderful!
  • KU School of Nursing Centennial.
  • KU School of Medicine Centennial.
  • Chinese Public Health Posters (ca. 1930s).
  • Chinese Public Health Posters – Children’s version (ca. 1930-1950s).
  • The Flexner Report – 100 Years.

The exhibits, other than the Flexner Report, consist of 10 panel each, with dimensions of ??? The only cost for hosting a traveling exhibit is shipping.  Contact Alex Welborn at 913-588-7243 or for further information.

The collections and exhibits in the Clendening Museum at the University of Kansas Medical Center signify a major focus for viewing the multi-dimensionality of the history of medicine, and exert a vital and sustaining influence on research and scholarship in the field nationally and internationally.  These accomplishments over decades have made the Department of History and Philosophy of Medicine a widely recognized and influential center in the academic and scholarly community.

Contact info:
Alex Welborn

Last modified: Mar 28, 2016