Dear Wikimedia-au list,
I got this email calling for anyone who'd like to attend a tour of the
Sydney Hospital - Australia's oldest. Specifically, the tour will be of the
Nightingale Wing which houses the country's oldest pathology museum with
human specimens from as far back as the First Fleet apparently. There is
some political wrangling going on about potentially closing the museum so
the heritage sector is trying to make sure there is awareness of this
fascinating collection.

Anyone who would like to attend this tour please follow the contact details
below. Interestingly - they link to the Wikipedia article about [[Sydney
hospital]]. Furthermore, the Museums Australia head office has registered to
attend GLAM-WIKI

Liam [[witty lama]]

----- Forwarded Message ----
*From:* Paul Bentley <>
*Sent:* Thursday, 11 June, 2009 10:17:35 AM
*Subject:* [Can-notices] Lucy Osborn-Nightingale Foundation Museum tour and
talk 1 July

TOUR AND TALK Wednesday 1 July 2009 4pm

Lucy Osborn-Nightingale Foundation Museum
Nightingale Wing, Sydney Hospital & Sydney Eye Hospital
Macquarie Street, Sydney

Curator Elinor Wrobel will lead us on a tour of the Lucy Osburn-Nightingale
Museum Foundation Museum, the subject of recent media attention. Sydney
Hospital is Australia's oldest institution and first hospital. The museum
was set up in 1999 to preserve the heritage of Sydney Hospital and the
Nightingale Wing as the birthplace of nursing in Australia.

The collection consists of archives and artefacts relating to Sydney
Hospital, Lucy Osborn, Florence Nightingale and other medical practitioners.
Its Kanematsu Collection of Human Tissue Specimens stimulates questions
about obligations for the preservation of a range of material types that
sometimes fall outside the scope current legislation in cultural and
scientific environments.

Directions and further details: From Macquarie Street, walk past Il
Porcellino, a bronze copy of the Florentine boar, through to the courtyard,
then turn left.

Join us afterwards for drinks at a nearby bar.

The event is free, but please RSVP to the following by Monday 29 June:

Paul Bentley
Executive Officer
Museums Australia NSW Branch
Phone: 02 9387 7307
Mobile: 0416 121 347
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