The David J. Sencer CDC Museum will feature changing exhibits over the coming years to supplement our permanent installations. New changing exhibits are in the works, so please check back with us.
Places & Spaces: Mapping Science
January 25 – June 17, 2016
Drawing from across cultures and across scholarly disciplines, the Places & Spaces: Mapping Science exhibition demonstrates the power of maps to address vital questions about the contours and content of human knowledge. Created by leading experts in the natural, physical, and social sciences, visual arts, and the humanities, the maps in Places & Spaces allow us to better grasp the abstract contexts, relationships, and dynamism of science, technology, and innovation. Individually and as a whole, the maps of Places & Spaces allow data to tell stories which both the scientist and the layperson can understand and appreciate.
Working Together. Defeating Ebola.
The Ebola epidemic in West Africa sparked an unprecedented response by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and its partners, including CDC Foundation donors. Working Together. Defeating Ebola. captures these powerful partnerships through photos by David Snyder, who traveled to Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea on assignment in 2015.
The Story of CDC
The Story of CDC traces the origins and early history of CDC through its expansion into an agency of public health programs emphasizing prevention. The story is told through documents, photographs and objects from the CDC Collection. Highlights include an early 20th century quarantine sign, a wooden intelligence test, Dr. Joseph Mountin's microscope, an iron lung, QUAC sticks used during the Biafra famine, a ped-o-jet used in the campaign to eradicate smallpox, and many more fascinating items and stories.
The Messengers sculpture is a large-scale serpentine stone sculpture by renowned artist Lameck Bonjisi of Zimbabwe, who died of AIDS in 2003. The Messengers is an example of Shona sculpture, reflecting traditional and contemporary Zimbabwean culture. The intention of the artist was to honor his ancestors and to represent the strength of families. CDC has chosen the work as a symbol of this facility’s mission – to educate all who visit about the interplay of public health, culture, and community.
Global Symphony is an unparalleled multi-media installation highlighting the world of CDC and public health. Spanning 100 feet in length, the Global Symphony is more than just pleasing to the eye. Public health messages are communicated through intriguing narratives alternated with visual vignettes. The installation serves as an introduction to CDC and public health for all visitors.
Currently, the Global Symphony features 4, three–minute stories that describe in depth CDC's contributions to the elimination of polio, the investigation of Legionnaire's disease, the battle to stem the rise of obesity in the United States, and the study of how humans, animals, and the environment interact in the spread of Ebola. The stories are complemented by a wide range of media pieces on public health topics – from HIV/AIDS to worker safety.
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