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Moulages are three dimensional teaching aids in wax. Originally, they were largely used between 1850 and 1950. Starting from Europe, there were soon worldwide a lot of clinics collecting, keeping, and presenting sometimes thousands of these objects in specific collections. Like in a plastic textbook the moulages represented the appearance of diseases highly true to nature. In the 2nd half of the 20th century many moulage collections were neglected, forgotten or even destroyed as outdated objects for teaching. Today moulages face quite a renaissance worldwide. As visually telling objects they are used in medical exhibitions and art shows as well as in medical teaching contexts.


There are quite a few aims of this site: It should make more information on moulages and the art of moulaging available, plus it wants to introduce the interested audience to various specific collections. In addition, all current activities, as exhibitions or research projects connected with moulages, should be listed. With indicating relevant literature and links we want to encourage others to deepen their interest in and work on and with moulages.


If you want to register your moulage collection in this portal, please go to our website, download and fill in the questionnaire and send it back to us via E-mail. Thank you very much for your contribution!