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Museum Exhibits

The Clendening History of Medicine Foyer (Robinson 1000) regularly features exhibits drawn from the Clendening and KUMC Archives collections. The Museum also consults on collaborative exhibits celebrating KUMC landmarks and anniversary celebrations. For more information concerning Clendening Museum exhibits and consultation, contact Jamie Rees at or 913-588-7087.

The collections and exhibits in the Clendening Museum at the University of Kansas Medical Center offer a medium for viewing the multi-dimensionality of the history of medicine, and represent the results of past research and the potential for future scholarship in the field of medicine.


The Clendening Museum regularly features exhibits in the foyer of the Clendening Library drawn from the Clendening's collections, as well as collaborative exhibits highlighting KUMC landmarks and anniversary celebrations. Recent exhibits, often developed in partnership with the KUMC Archives, include: the history of surgery at the KU School of Medicine, the history of anesthesia in Kansas, Civil War medicine, a history of the KU School of Nursing, the integration of the KU School of Medicine, a display of works by disabled artists from the region, a showcase of caricatures by KUMC students and graduates, the science context behind Frankenstein, the discovery of an unusual cancer treatment in a bootlegger's tunnel, and highlights from the collection.

Current Exhibitions:

  • Uniforms of Major General Floyd W. Baker, M.D., U.S. Army (March 1, 2022-September 30, 2022)
  • Recent Accessions: QUARANTINE (Dykes Library, 1st floor)
  • Galvani Discovering Bioelectricity (Anaesthesia Department Office, Sudler, 2nd Floor)

For more information about the museum, please contact:

Jamie Rees
Museum Curator & Asst. Librarian
(913) 588-7087

KU School of Medicine

University of Kansas Medical Center
History and Philosophy of Medicine

Mail Stop 1025
3901 Rainbow Blvd.
Kansas City, KS 66160
Tel: 913-588-7098 | Fax: 913-588-7060