|The First Art Newspaper on the Net
||Established in 1996
|| Wednesday, December 8, 2021
|Vial from first US Covid vaccine dose goes to museum|
Two vials and Nurse Sandra Lindsays vaccine record card. Courtesy of the National Museum of America History.
WASHINGTON (AFP).- Items connected to the first known doses of Covid-19 vaccine to be administered in the United States have been acquired by the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History, the institution has announced.
New York-based health care provider Northwell Health -- whose nurse Sandra Lindsay was the first person to be inoculated in the country hardest hit by the coronavirus -- donated the items, the Smithsonian announced.
The empty vial containing the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine given to Lindsay, other vials, syringes and the nurse's vaccination record card are among the objects donated, the Smithsonian said in a statement Tuesday.
"These now historic artifacts document not only this remarkable scientific progress but represent the hope offered to millions living through the cascading crises brought on by Covid-19," museum director Anthea Hartig said.
The United States has seen the most Covid-19 deaths -- more than 527,000 -- and the most cases in the world at more than 29 million, according to a tally by Johns Hopkins University.
The vaccine-related objects will be part of a collection that the museum began to assemble in April 2020, shortly after the pandemic took hold in the United States. Other museums around the world have launched similar initiatives.
The institutions hope to document not only the scientific, political and economic ramifications of the pandemic, but also how it was handled around the globe in terms of pop culture and the working world.
The National Museum of American History is part of the massive Smithsonian, the world's largest museum, education and research complex which is a public-private partnership.
The museum has launched a national appeal for ideas about other pandemic-related items it could preserve, asking the public to share their experiences on a dedicated website that could be turned into a digital time capsule.
The museum intends to put some of the objects on public display in a major exhibition, "In Sickness and in Health," but did not indicate when that show would be organized.
© Agence France-Presse
March 11, 2021
With a bounty of treasures from the East, Asia Week New York opens
Charles Hill, detective who found 'The Scream,' dies at 73
The Metropolitan Museum of Art issues report reflecting on historic past year and looking ahead
Morse Museum announces gift of Stebbins American Art Collection
He owns world famous stamps and a prized coin. Now he's selling.
New book explores the musical life and the remarkable paintings and sculptures of Bob Crewe
Robert Swain's scaled color studies for monumental series on view at David Richard Gallery
Three 'garage find' projects from the estate of Terry Harrison come to the market
Robert B. Feldman donates major aerial sculpture installation by Mira Lehr to the Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU
Barbara Ess, 76, dies; Artist blurred lines between life and art
Marisa Merz, Luciano Fabro, Steven Parrino: Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein receives important donation
Vial from first US Covid vaccine dose goes to museum
Xavier Hufkens opens an exhibition of recent and historical work by Sherrie Levine
Oscars museum to tackle 'problematic history' of racism, sexism
Laura Owens collaborates with local teens for first exhibition in her native Northeast Ohio
2021 Smithsonian Visionary Award honors artists who work in wood
The original art for the greatest jam session in the history of the DC Universe heads to auction
A new 'Aida' lands in the middle of France's culture wars
Grolier Club shows how fury, plagiarism, hypocrisy, and madness once plagued grammarians
European Cultural Institutes in New York spearhead a transatlantic, collaborative art initiative
French theatres occupied as protesters demand reopening
Haus der Kunst opens the largest retrospective of Phyllida Barlow's career to date
MAXXI opens a retrospective on Aldo Rossi
In Hawaii, reimagining tourism for a post-pandemic world
Are Online Let It Ride Bonuses Available?
UGears 3D Wooden Mechanical Models: Collect And Enjoy!
The decisive maneuver to Essay Writing
Tweets from Elon Musk and celebrities fuel DOGE continuous price growth
Stressed? These Creative Outlets Could Help
10 Cool Things You Can Make with A 3D Printer
Museums, Exhibits, Artists, Milestones, Digital Art, Architecture, Photography,
Photographers, Special Photos, Special Reports, Featured Stories, Auctions, Art Fairs,
Anecdotes, Art Quiz, Education, Mythology, 3D Images, Last Week, .
|Royalville Communications, Inc|
Tell a Friend
Dear User, please complete the form below in order to recommend the Artdaily newsletter to someone you know.
Please complete all fields marked *.