The collection of the Deutsches Hygiene-Museums serves two main themes: the history of health education and the history of everyday health care in 20th-century Germany. Special collections complement these holdings, which encompass approximately 40,000 objects, including those on permanent loan. The museums aim is to expand this collection continually through acquisitions.
Objects from the collection appear in the Deutsches Hygiene-Museums temporary exhibitions as well as in the permanent exhibition, particularly the latter. Nowhere near all of the museums holdings are on display, however. The objects offer a wide range of possibilities for exhibitions, publications, and research. Numerous projects around the world make use of these possibilities.
Research in selected parts of the collection is possible through the data bank on the objects, an option that is gradually being expanded.
The collection on the history of health education
The collection on the history of health care in everyday life
The Schwarzkopf collection
The Münchow collection
The international collection of AIDS posters
The collection on the history of East German day nurseries
Contact: Susanne Roessiger