The Henry Forman Atkinson Dental Museum collection established in 1884 has over 4,000 items including documents, photographs, artworks, catalogues, dental and scientific instruments, and associated research material relating to the history of dentistry and dental education in Victoria, Australia and internationally. Items in the collection range from early examples of dental instruments to teaching models and student photographs.
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The Henry Forman Atkinson Dental Museum is the oldest and most significant dental collection in Australia. Tracing its origins back to 1884 with the formation of the Odontological Society of Victoria, the organization responsible for establishing the first dental school in Victoria
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The Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences museum want to collect material that will record the responses to the COVID-19 pandemic in our community of students, staff, researcher, and colleagues in the health sector, to tell the stories of this moment in the time for future generations. How has this pandemic transformed our lives?
Banner Image : Charles Harold Down (1890–1965), Teaching aids: drawings, 1920–38, ink and pastel on paper, each sheet 117.0 × 90.0 cm, Henry Forman Atkinson Dental Museum, HFA1997