Since 1989, the Institute for the History of Medicine at the University of Bern has been in charge of the Inselspital Medical Collection on behalf of the Inselspital Bern. The collection belongs to the Inselspital-Stiftung (a foundation). Since 2010, the Institute of Medical History and the Inselspital have had an open-ended agreement on caring for and handling the collection.
The Institute for the History of Medicine also manages a General Collection of Medical History Objects, a Collection of Eyeglasses and a Pharma-cognostic Collection. These collections are owned by the Canton of Bern.
We are a member of the Association of Museums in Switzerland VMS and the Association of Museums in the Canton of Bern mmBE.