Museum Boerhaave

National Museum for the history of Science and Medicine located in Leiden, the Netherlands.

The museum Boerhaave hosts a collection of historical scientific instruments from all disciplines, but mainly from medicine, physics and astronomy.

The museum is located in a building that was originally a convent in central Leiden. It includes a reconstructed traditional anatomical theatre. The museum also has many galleries that include the apparatus with which Heike Kamerlingh Onnes first liquefied helium (in Leiden), the electromagnet equipment used by Wander Johannes de Haas (a Leiden physicist) for his low-temperature research, and an example of the Leiden jar, among many other objects in the extensive collection.

The museum is named after Herman Boerhaave, a Dutch physician and botanist who was famous in Europe for his teaching in Leiden. He lived to a great age, receiving brilliant students from all over Europe, including Peter the Great, Voltaire and Linnaeus.

 

ESTABLISHED

1928

DIRECTOR

Dirk van Delft

Location

Leiden, The Netherlands

ONSITE VISITS

90,000+ (2014)

ONLINE VISITS

255,000+ (2014)

FACEBOOK FANS

1,800+

TWITTER FOLLOWERS

7,400+

Team

INTK, collaborators and freelancers responsible for projects developed with Museum Boerhaave.

Rui Guerra

INTK co-founder and strategist

Janique Smeets

Online communication specialist at INTK

Anita Almaši

Anita Almaši

Marketing & Communication Advisor at Museum Boerhaave

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