Australian Indigenous Bush Medicine
25 October 2019 – 2 February 2020
Exhibition by the Medical History Museum, University of Melbourne, in the Berlin Medical History Museum of the Charité
Invitation to the opening of the exhibition, Thursday 24 October 2019
with an introduction lecture by Prof Dr Marcia Langton
und the opening by I.E. Lynette Wood, Dr Jacqueline Healy, PD Dr Joachim Seybold, and Prof Dr Thomas Schnalke
The Art of Healing takes place directly within the specimen hall of the Berlin Museum of Medical History at the Charité. A deliberate intervention, the works of contemporary Indigenous artists from Australia open up a completely different perspective. Born, raised, and at home in their com-munities, scattered throughout today’s Australia, the artists are absorbed in their local cultures of remedies and healing. By visualising their rich and beautiful world of healing plants, they point to a healing tradition which is tens of thousands years older than that of the West.