April 4th, 6:00 pm The Handerson Lecture 2013
 “From Personality to Profession:
The Florence Nightingale Museum and the history of nursing.”  
Natasha McEnroe, Director of The Florence Nightingale Museum, London, UK

Florence Nightingale Museum London Ms. McEnroe will discuss the role of “personality museums” in the sphere of medical history.  Such museums can play a dual purpose, in this instance raising awareness of the medical past, but also acting as a point of coalescence for professional groups.  These groups often share a strong emotional attachment to a historical figure, and nowhere can this be seen more strongly than with Florence Nightingale and nursing.  Managing these relationships poses a challenge; how does a museum maintain a balanced, objective historical perspective while also navigating the cult of celebrity?

The Nightingale Museum site: http://www.florence-nightingale.co.uk/
Listen to Natasha McEnroe discuss Nightingale, her life and her legacy, on the Sick City Project site: http://sickcityproject.wordpress.com/2012/07/26/sick-city-talks-5-natasha-mcenroe/

Please RSVP by Monday, April 1st to jennifer.nieves@case.edu or by calling 216-368-3648.
The lecture will be at 6:00pm in the Ford Auditorium at the Allen Memorial Medical Library, 11000 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, OH 44106
Reception to follow in the Dittrick Museum Galleries