The Harry Brookes Allen Museum of Anatomy and Pathology collection comprises of approximately 10,000 objects. The main collection consists of dissected human remains (organs, systems or regions). There are some specimens still held in their original glass containers, dating back to the time of Sir Harry Brookes Allen (1854 –1926). Approximately one fifth of the collection is on display at any one time. The Harry Brookes Allen Museum also includes a significant collection of historical plaster, papier-mâché and wax anatomical models imported from Europe in the 19th and 20th centuries. The museum is open to current and former students and staff for study and research.
6.1 Collection Management – Cataloguing Pathology Collections (PROJECT ASSIGNED)
This project offers the opportunity to become involved in cataloguing, barcoding and providing basic descriptions for a collection of pathology specimens from Monash Pathology that were recently gifted to the Harry Brookes Allen Museum. The project contributes to the accessibility, long-term preservation, storage and appreciation of the collection.
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6.2 Collection Management Assistant - Research assistant, fossil Procoptodon jaw bones
The focus of this project will be to conduct research on a pair of fossilised Procoptodon jawbones, which are part of the Frederic Wood Jones comparative anatomy collection in the HBA Museum. The completed research will provide context for the objects, increase our understanding and appreciation of the specimen and the collection, and has the potential to be developed into a published article.
6.3 Curatorial Project*
* More details coming soon.
6.4 Collection Management – Cataloguing, Documenting and Storing, Comparative Anatomy Collection
This project offers the opportunity to become involved in the organisation, documentation and rehousing of a collection of zoology and comparative anatomy specimens that date from the early 20th century. The project contributes to the accessibility, long-term preservation, storage and appreciation of the collection.