From April 13 to October 8, the Pauls Stradiņš Museum of the History of Medicine is proud to offer the exhibition “The Head: A World on Your Shoulders.”
The human head is a whole world, with the start of digestive and breathing systems, as well as the location of several sense organs which perceive information from the surrounding area and the world. For the most part, this information is processed by the human brain, which is the most complex organ in our bodies. The head and its frontal part – the face – reveal the individual to the world. We interact with one another with mimicry and words, thus “reading” others, transferring information about ourselves, recognising others and being recognised.
The interactive exhibition demonstrates the importance of this complicated body part in the functioning of the human body, enhancing understandings about the structure and functions of the head and the need to protect and treat it.
The museum is thankful for support from the Rīga City Council, the Road Traffic Safety Department, the National Police and the Latvian Fire-Fighting Museum for their support for the exhibition.