Educational sessions are an opportunity for educators to work with Center staff to select collection materials that support specific educational objectives.
Tours highlight the rich historical resources held by the Countway Library. The number of tours we can provide depends on staff availability. We invite all inquiries.
Frequently asked questions
Can I visit the museum gallery?
Not yet. The Warren Anatomical Museum Exhibition Gallery is being redesigned as part of the larger Countway Library renovation. The anticipated reopening will be sometime in 2022.
Is the museum collection open to researchers?
It is for Harvard ID holders. Research inquiries can be sent to the curator through the Center for the History of Medicine. Tips on searching the museum collection can be found in the museum's research guide.
Is the skull and iron bar of Phineas Gage part of the museum's collection?
Yes, the life cast, tamping iron, skull, and daguerreotype of Phineas Gage are in the museum. More information on Gage can be found in OnView, the Center for the History of Medicine's online exhibit tool. The Case of Phineas Gage exhibit is currently being updated and will be live again soon.
Though not readily on display, the Warren Anatomical Museum is home to a vast variety of historical materials.