The Dittrick Museum’s Amanda Mahoney on Covid-19 and collecting pandemic artifacts

Amanda Mahoney, chief curator of the Dittrick Medical History Center, discussed some of the exhibits and medical disposables of the past—related to pandemics of another era—at the museum. She’s said she’s weighing whether to add to the collection—either a pristine N95 mask or one that a nurse had kept in her locker. “It’s better from a preservation standpoint to collect unused items such as nasal swabs, but then we lose the personal connection,” she said. Read the full article from The Wall Street Journal here.