Research into the lost and hidden treasures of the historical collections provides insights into the 230-year history of teaching at the veterinary faculty in Munich. Today, the collections no longer occupy the position in teaching and research they had enjoyed in earlier centuries, as new media and learning techniques have replaced the two- and three-dimensional objects. In the last decade, however, the value and scientific importance of university collections has been recognized, but financial support to maintain and display them is rarely provided. As shown with the historical examples, the establishment and maintenance of the collections included not only an academic but also a social component. Indeed, the collegial exchange by lending specimens or giving away surplus objects within the faculty as well as with external practitioners, international researchers and institutions clearly enriched existing collections, which is illustrated best by the specimens donated by Dr. Theiler. With a view to preserving these collections as a basis of scientific research for future generations of veterinarians, the inventory and digitalization of historical veterinary collections as well as the organization of national and international networks represents key challenges for the coming years. (Read the full article in the WAHVM 2020 proceedings https://repository.up.ac.za/handle/2263/74425)
Presentation delivered at the 44th International Congress of the World Association for the History of Veterinary Medicine held from the 27-29 of February 2020 at The Farm Inn Hotel and Conference Centre, Pretoria, South Africa
Swanepoel, David; Breytenbach, Amelia; Coetsee, Tertia; Marsh, Susan; World Association for the History of Veterinary Medicine. International Congress (44th : 2020 : Pretoria, South Africa)(Pretoria : World Association for the History of Veterinary Medicine, 2020-02)
The history of veterinary science and education in South Africa is embedded within the colonial history of South Africa and is essential to understand and appreciate its contribution to the well-being of the country. ...
Jotello F. Soga Library; Coetsee, Tertia(Pretoria : Jotello F. Soga Library, 2007-10)
From the desk of the editor / Tertia Coetsee -- The Veterinary Science Library quilt /
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Jotello F. Soga Library; Coetsee, Tertia(Pretoria : Jotello F. Soga Library, 1989-04)
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