The Musée Dupuytren was a museum of wax anatomical items and specimens illustrating diseases and malformations. It was located at the Cordeliers Convent building, 15, rue de l'Ecole de Médecine, Les Cordeliers, Paris, France, and is part of the Pierre and Marie Curie University (UPMC) School of Medicine. In 2016 the museum was closed and moved to the Jussieu Campus, joining 8 scientific collections of UPMC. The collections will be open to students and researchers, and will be open to the public for events.PutMusee Dupuytren Paris into our Paris trip site and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
The museum was established in 1835 by Mathieu Orfila as the Museum of Pathological Anatomy of the Medicine Faculty of the University of Paris, with the request of Baron Guillaume Dupuytren, anatomist and celebrated professor of surgery. The museum was installed in the old refectory of the Cordeliers Convent, gathering collections from throughout the faculty. Its first catalog was compiled between 1836 and 1842, and listed about a thousand specimens. By the late 1870s the museum contained over six thousand pieces.
The museum began a slow decline starting in the late 19th century, despite continued acquisition of new collections, and its upkeep became problematic. In 1937 Gustave Roussy ordered the museum shut, with many items subsequently lost or destroyed. However in 1967 Jacques Delarue (1901–1971) brought the museum back to life with a general refurbishment. Today it still retains a superb collection, including specimens dating from the 17th century, as well as wax anatomical models, books, and photographs.
Musee Dupuytren Paris Reviews
Did not see the museum as the building that housed it looked like it had been partially demolished and was undergoing reconstruction. I was looking forward to seeing it but I was too late. It is... more »
September 2016 . This Museum was one fo my Favorits , but this Museum is closed , unfortunately . I've been told by the Staff more »
Lifechanger. You don't appreciate the fetus of a conjoined twin until you've been to this place. Great tea at the cafe too.
Turns out the museum is closed as of 12/2017
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