The Josephinum’s role is to secure the cultural heritage of the Medical University of Vienna (the earlier Medical Faculty of the University of Vienna respectively), to preserve it and to make it accessible. While we are fundamentally keen to expand our collections, we therefore concentrate predominantly on acquiring stocks that are closely connected to the cultural heritage of the Medical University of Vienna.
We are particularly concerned to ensure that items to be transferred to us have no kind of problematic provenance, especially with regards to the National Socialist era. As a member of the “International Council of Museums”, the Medical University of Vienna’s collections are fully signed up to the “ICOM Code of Ethics for Museums”, and we therefore attach the utmost importance to unequivocally clear provenance of acquisitions.
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