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Why an Epilepsy Museum?
In September 1998 the first German epilepsy museum was opened, and is - as far as we know - the first one world-wide.
The opening took place on the occasion of the 5th colloquium "Epilepsy in Narrative Fiction" in Kehl-Kork. In the meantime the museum, which was initially accommodated in temporary premises, has found its permanent place in six new rooms in the Kork Craft Museum.
The idea to found the Kork museum was founded on both historical and contemporary questions and aims.
The historical questions were based on:
With regard to the present, the museum had two main objectives:
A museum should have a life of its own and not merely reflect the past; it should form a link to the present and be open for future change. In this respect a museum should never be something permanent, finite, but it should always be "on the move", developing further. This is also true of the Epilepsy Museum in Kork. We hope that it will continue to develop and change in the coming years. We would be most grateful for your ideas and suggestions (email@example.com).
The exhibits in the 6 rooms in the museum have the following focus:
Room 1: Introduction
Room 2: History
Room 3: Diagnosis
Room 4: Therapy
Room 5: Epilepsy and Art
Room 6: Famous people who suffered from epilepsy (with portrait gallery)