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Assistant Curator Rebecca Raven explores medicine in the age of the Aztec Empire, from ceremonial birth to death on the sacrificial stage.

Curator of Art Collections Dr. Katy Barrett explores how working with artists in response to themes and objects in our collection can help to illuminate the role of science in our lives and identities. This post is part of our Open for All series.

While our curators identify items to collect to represent our experience of COVID-19, here are ten remarkable items from past pandemics.