Symposium for the 30 years of the Florence Nightingale Institute

The online museum for nursing and care FNI (Florence Nightingale Institute) is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year. To celebrate this happy occasion, V&VN is organizing a symposium on October 4. With an interesting programme we commemorate 30 years of FNI and the value of nursing’s heritage for nursing and care. (Note that the symposium will be in Dutch).

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FNI in a nutshell

The Foundation of the Museum of Nursing and Care was founded on October 18, 1993. From 1998 to 2012, the museum could be visited physically and attracted a lot of interest with exhibitions and activities. After the museum closed its doors in 2012, it continued as the first and only digitally registered museum in the Netherlands. Since 2020, the museum has been part of Nurses and Caregivers Netherlands (V&VN).


V&VN chairman Bianca Buurman opens the meeting, after which Manon Parry, professor of medical history (VU), speaks about what nurses and caregivers can learn from their own heritage. Our curator Hugo Schalkwijk takes the audience into the past, present and future of the online museum FNI. We also reflect on the anniversary and some hidden ‘treasures’ from our heritage collection in a creative and interactive way. Finally, we raise a glass to 30 years of FNI.

For whom?

Nurses, caregivers, nursing specialists and other people interested in the history of healthcare.

Practical information

Date: October 4, 2023
Time: 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM (Doors open from 1:30 PM)
Location: V&VN, Orteliuslaan 1000, Utrecht
Cost: Free

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