In 2017, Intuitive began working with the Science Museum, London to source and curate relevant da Vinci materials for inclusion in the “Medicine: The Wellcome Galleries” program that was then in its early design phase. The Foundation assumed management of this project, and on November 16th, 2019, the new Medicine wing of the museum opened with an exhibit including the first da Vinci used in the UK.
In summer 2019, the Foundation began working with the Surgeon’s Hall Museum in Edinburgh, Scotland to source appropriate daVinci materials for inclusion in the History of Surgery Museum “Body Voyager” galleries (an entirely new wing set to open in April 2021). The project includes the development of a simulator variant designed for robust continuous museum use. The museum project has been expanded beyond the two museums to include collecting and storing duplicate sets of historically significant materials from Intuitive’s warehouses to preserve these items for inclusion in other history of surgery and history of medicine museum
exhibits around the world. The program expanded in 2020 to include archiving not just hardware, but photographs, videos, employee interviews, and other materials which document the development of Intuitive as a company.
Learn more about the Surgeons’ Hall Museum’s current History of Surgery exhibit HERE.
Photo of the da Vinci featured in the Science Museum, London
Access the latest digital assets available for Museum displays
To enhance your exhibit and tell an engaging story, the Museum Program offers various digital assets. We invite you to explore Intuitive’s Press Resources section and Intuitive’s YouTube channel for more videos to stream to your displays.
Here are a few specific videos we find particularly engaging for Museum audiences. Email us at Museums@intuitive-foundation.org to request additional resources that may support your unique design concept. Enjoy!
The Future is Intuitive
In the future Intuitive’s focus won’t only be on how long we live, but how well we live. We envision a future where care is more connected, customized, and intelligent for hospitals, care teams, and their patients. Watch how this future may take shape and learn more about how we’re innovating for today and tomorrow
The Evolution of Surgery
Learn more about how robotic-assisted surgery is unlocking a new era of medicine on Freethink.com
Go behind the scenes with Training Specialist Rolando at our manufacturing facility to see how people and processes come together to create da Vinci Surgical Systems. Then, hear from healthcare providers on how da Vinci has impacted their work and the patients they treat.
Please email Museums@intuitive-foundation.org with questions or to request support for your upcoming project.