The Henry Forman Atkinson Dental Museum re-opens with a launch

The Henry Forman Atkinson Dental Museum recently re-opened its newly refurbished permanent exhibition space with a launch on Wednesday 26 October.

Professor Mike Morgan, Head of the Melbourne Dental School, opened the event and guests included family members of the late Professor Henry Forman Atkinson. Neville Regan was presented with an award for volunteering at the Museum since the mid-1990s. Dr Jacqueline Healy, Senior Curator, Henry Forman Atkinson Dental Museum, thanked all the academics and students who had contributed to the redevelopment of the Museum. Amongst the changes to the Museum are an orange colour scheme, a timeline of the history of dentistry, and collection objects and didactic panels illustrating the themes of innovation, outreach, dentistry in World War I, early dentistry, women in dentistry, tooth care and dentures.

The Henry Forman Atkinson Dental Museum is on the ground floor of the Royal Melbourne Dental Hospital, 720 Swanston Street Carlton, and is open from 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday.

The newly refurbished Dental Museum [Photography by Lee McRae]

Image: The newly refurbished Dental Museum [Photography by Lee McRae]