On Monday 15 April The Women’s: Carers, advocates and reformers exhibition and catalogue were officially launched by Royal Women’s Hospital Board Chair, Lyn Swinburne AO, at the Medical History Museum.
Curated by Dr Jacqueline Healy, the exhibition – which highlights items from the Women’s Historic and Archive collection, Medical History Museum collection and Public Records Office – explores the history of the Women’s, from the first hospital site to where the hospital is located today, including the role of key individuals, public education and health campaigns, public policy and research. Also acknowledged and presented in the exhibition are the stories and knowledge of Traditional Owners.
(L to R) Professor Shitij Kapur, Dr Jacqueline Healy, Associate Professor Leslie Reti AM, Lyn Swinburne AO, Professor Mark Cook and Women’s Archivist Robyn Waymouth at the launch event
Chair of the Medical History Museum Advisory Committee, Professor Mark Cook; Chair of the History, Archives and Alumni Committee at the Women’s, Associate Professor Leslie Reti AM; and MDHS Dean and Assistant Vice-Chancellor (Health), Professor Shitij Kapur, also spoke at the event. An Acknowledgement of Country was delivered by the Program Coordinator for Badjurr-Bulok Wilam (the Women’s Aboriginal Health Business Unit), Gina Bundle.
The Women’s exhibition is held on Level 2 of the Brownless Biomedical Library and is open until Saturday 2 November, 2019.