Rarely does a debate about the bones of soldiers collected during World War I enter into public consciousness. But in recent weeks, the skull of an Australian soldier held by Philadelphia’s Mütter Museum of the College of Physicians made headlines after the museum removed it from display. The Mütter Museum agreed to return the skull… Read more →
Eugenia Pacitti is a PhD candidate at Monash University (Melbourne, Australia) studying the history of medicine in nineteenth- and twentieth-century Australia. Her dissertation examines the social and cultural history of the collection of human remains in Australia, and considers how such remains have been used for medical education, research, and museum display. Before this, Eugenia completed a Master of Cultural Heritage at Deakin University. She maintains a strong interest in museum and heritage practices.