The Mütter Museum is one of the oldest and most influential museums of medical history in the world. Over 183,000 people visit annually to experience our collection of 25,000 objects.
HISTORICAL MEDICAL LIBRARY
The Historical Medical Library collection includes over 400 incunabula, books printed before 1501. The Library's digitized content has been viewed over 500,000 times in the past two years alone. The Digital Spine, a single, searchable catalog for all College collections (from the Library and Museum) went live in 2017.
CENTER FOR EDUCATION
The Center for Education has developed a range of innovative programs, including the STEM Internship and Karabots Junior Fellows programs. The Center’s impact on underserved youth with dreams of public health and medical careers has been significant.
CENTER FOR PUBLIC HEALTH INITIATIVES
The innovative public health programming—like our WHO-certified History of Vaccines website—has influenced public debate and welcomed new voices to the discussion.
MÜTTER RESEARCH INSTITUTE
The Mütter Research Institute—the research arm of the Mütter Museum—uses our historic collection to conduct research relevant to 21st-century human health, such as the sequencing of rare cholera DNA.
The transformation and preservation of our innovative programming includes:
• Endowment for the Junior Fellows educational program
• Endowment for The Center for Education
• Endowment for the History of Vaccines website
• Funding for Special Museum Exhibitions:
• Ophthalmology Institute of The College of Physicians