the official website of Biological and Medical Art in Belgium


Together with:

University of Antwerp, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences
University of Antwerp, Faculty of Pharmaceutical, Biomedical and Veterinary Sciences
Royal Academy of Fine Arts Antwerp / School of Arts - AP University College
Royal Academy of Fine Arts Ghent / School of Arts - University College Ghent
Haute école des arts du Rhin - HEAR, Didactique visuelle (F)
University of the Arts London - UAL (UK)
Medical Artists' Education Trust - MAET (UK)
University of Dundee, Centre for Anatomy and Human Identification (UK)

Contact information[at] // artem-medicalis[at]

August 24, 2009

Open Studio

29 August - 6 September in West Lancashire
I would like to invite you all to an open studio event that features over 30 artists across West Lancashire and surrounding areas. Events are free and it takes place between the 29th August and the 6th September. I will be open from 10.00am till 21.00pm, and will be featuring live sculpture portrait demos through the week. The photograph is of my studio whilst working on a mould and jacket of 'Genius of Evil' based on the work of Robert Stewart Shearer(1882 to 1914,photograph Jan Rogerson) you can log on to my website on
Hope you can make it
Philip Garrett

August 20, 2009

22nth AEIMS Congress

Visualizing the world of science
Milan, 5-7 November 2009

Dear Colleagues,

With this announcement I would like to invite you on behalf of the Organising Committees of the AEIMS to come to the exciting 22° AEIMS Congress, which will be held in Milan from November 5–7, 2009. After the great success in Maastricht and the joining of both Italian and American Associations we expect an even more successful interaction of all scientific illustrators under the motto: Visualizing the World of Science.

The Scientific Programme Committee has worked out an outstanding scientific programme covering the most recent developments in scientific visualization. The overall programme consists of abstracts and a workshops which are designed to cover both medical, scientific and naturalistic visualization. In addition, this meeting has an educational objective in exposing young illustrators to an international rather than a national audience. The aim is to present an overview of fundamental and applied aspects of scientific visualization.

We invite you to use this unique opportunity to present original artwork and exchange your experiences in the field. The top ranking abstracts will be presented orally. You may find all relevant information and instructions for electronic submission at this website.

Finally, the workshop (thursday the 5th of November) will also be open for the public.

The exciting vivid city of Milan is expecting you to show you not only its science, but also the treasures of its museums, monuments, and its vibrant nightlife. The city is a perfect place to experience a few enriching and enjoyable days with this congress.

We count on your presence to make this congress a great event. We look forward to welcoming you at the Museum of Natural History of Milan in November 2009.

Claus Larsen, President of AEIMS

August 12, 2009

How to Sculpt the Face?

This videos demonstrates one way to think about sculpting by starting from the basic human building blocks, the skeleton, and adding muscles, then later skin.

August 5, 2009

Wax Moulages


International Conference, 24 - 26 September 2009
Dresden (DE)
Supported within KUR Programme to preserve and restore mobile cultural assets

The international conference is devoted to interdisciplinary communication on the aesthetic, historical and physical properties of moulages, and will permit an exchange on the use, study, conservation and restoration of the moulage collections still extant throughout the world.

Moulages, once a medium of medical documentation and education, are increasingly drawing the attention of international specialists. Through reinterpretation and reappraisal moulages have sometimes found their way into museums. Meanwhile, forgotten moulage collections continue to come to light.

Many of these moulages are in a poor state of conservation. In many institutions the preservation of moulages is endangered. Conservation and restoration are necessary to combat this urgent problem. The collections concerned must first be closely examined, however.

The conference will close this gap by presenting the first projects concerned with cataloguing and investigating the world's moulage collections, and with their use, restoration and conservation. The project Wax Moulages: Precious Craftsmanship In Danger of Extinction, funded by the German Federal Cultural Foundation and the Cultural Foundation of the German States, is among those presented. As part of that project, specialized restoration and conservation concepts will be developed on the moulages in the collection of the Deutsches Hygiene-Museum. The results will help to establish the first general standards and guidelines for the future conservation of moulages.

The conference aims to bring together custodians of moulage collections, medical scientists and medical historians, furthermore conservators/restorers, conservation scientists and museologists as well as cultural scientists and curators.


Welcome: Prof. Klaus Vogel, Direktor Deutsches Hygiene-Museum
Introduction: Susanne Roeßiger, Leiterin Sammlung Deutsches Hygiene-Museum

The Wax Moulage: Art Object and/or Teaching Aid in Medical Education?
Chair: Prof. Dr. Thomas Schnalke, Berliner Medizinhistorisches Museum der Charité


Moulages in the Museum: An Approach in Layers
Prof. Dr. Marion Maria Ruisinger, Deutsches Medizinhistorisches Museum Ingolstadt

The Model from Zürich: Wax Moulages in Medical Education
Dr. Michael Geiges, Moulagenmuseum der Universität Zürich

Principles of Restoration
Ute Hack, Restaurierungsabteilung des Bayerischen Nationalmuseums München

Panel Discussion



Chair: Dr. Sandra Mühlenberend

Wax Imprinting and Wax Casting in Contemporary Arts
Dr. Jessica Ullrich, Universität der Künste, Berlin

Revision of the Collections of Wax Moulages
Chair: Prof. Dr. Albrecht Scholz, ehem. Direktor des Medizinhistorischen Instituts der Technischen Universität Dresden

The Wax Project: The Locating and Recording of Moulage Collections in European Institutes, Clinics and Museums
Prof. Dr. Thomas Schnalke, Navena Widulin, Isabel Atzl, Berliner Medizinhistorisches Museum der Charité

Coffee Break

The Moulage Collection at the Scott and White Memorial Hospital in Temple, Texas/USA
Adrian Winters, Scott & White Memorial Hospital, Temple, Texas

On the Presentation and Storage Situation of the Moulage Collection at the University of Medicine in Kaunas/Lithuania
Prof. Dr. Skaidra Valiukeviciene, University of Medicine, Kaunas/Litauen

Between Sciences and Exhibition: The Wax Moulages at the Deutsches Hygiene-Museum
Dr. Sandra Mühlenberend, Deutsches Hygiene-Museum

Lunch Break

The Conservation/Restoration of Wax Objects
Chair: Ute Hack

On the Conservation of Wax Moulages of the Musée du Service de Santé des Armées au Val de Grâce in Paris and on the Conservation Treatment on the Collection at the Université de Montpellier
Laurence Chicoineau, freie Restauratorin, Ris-Orangis/ Frankreich

Restoring Shapes: On the Conservation of Wax Moulages at the Medical Museum of the University of Copenhagen/Denmark
Ion Meyer, Medical Museion Copenhagen

Recommendations for Transport, Exhibition and Storage of Wax Moulages
Marcus Herdin, Bayerisches Nationalmuseum München

Coffee Break

The Wax Moulages of the Deutsches Hygiene-Museum: Damage Analysis, Treatment Catalogue and Conservation
Johanna Lang, Deutsches Hygiene-Museum

Further Education via Internet: E-Learning as a Contribution to the Conservation of Art Collections
Barbara Hentschel, Dr. Angela Weyer, Hornemann Institut Hildesheim

Guided Museum-Tours


9:00 -11:00
The Techniques and Nature of Wax Moulages
Chair: Dr. Michael Geiges

The Moulages of Richard Hoffman at the Wax Collection of Dermatology "Coriolan Tataru" in Cluj Napoca/Romania
Prof. Dr. Alexandru Tataru, Universität der Medizin und Pharmazie Cluj-Napoca

The Moulages of Alfons Kroener and Paul Berliner at the Institute for Dermatology of the University of Wroclaw/Poland
Dr. Rafal Bialynicki-Birula, Medical University Wroclaw

Scientific Analysis of Wax Moulages: Composition and Damages
Dr. Patrick Dietemann, Ursula Baumer, Doerner Institut, München, Prof. Dr. Christoph Herm, Hochschule für Bildende Künste, Dresden

Coffee Break

The Custody and Utilization of Wax Moulages
Chair: Johanna Lang

On the Exhibition and Storage Situation of the Moulage Collection in the Andreas Sygros Hospital in Athens/Greece
Dr. Panagiota Emmanouil, Pedeli's Children Hospital, Athen

Custody and Utilization: The Moulage Collection at the National Museum for Pathology and Anatomy in Vienna/Austria
Dr. Beatrix Patzak, Pathologisch-Anatomisches Bundesmuseum Wien


The Moulage Collection of the University Hospital Hamburg-Eppendorf (UKE) -The Challenge of Transition from the Clinic to the Medical Historical Museum
Prof. Dr. Heinz-Peter Schmiedebach, Antje Zare, Institut für Geschichte und Ethik der Medizin, UKE

Prof. Dr. Thomas Schnalke und Susanne Roeßiger

Johanna Lang, Dr. Sandra Mühlenberend, Susanne Roeßiger

English/German (simultaneous translation)

until 10. September 2009
Stiftung Deutsches Hygiene-Museum
Tel.: +49 (0)351 4846-311, Fax: +49 (0)351 4846-312

Beside a fee of 15 € for snacks and refreshments, no extra conference fee will be charged. The participants of the conference can visit all exhibitions of the museum for free. The Deutsches Hygiene-Museum is equipped for disabled people.
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