News | January 21, 2013

ACR Donates Unique Piece of History to Curie Museum in Paris

Jan. 9, 2013 — According to an article in the January issue of the ACR Bulletin, the ACR recently donated a one-of-kind film of Marie Curie receiving the ACR Gold Medal in 1931 to the Curie Museum in Paris. Famous for the discovery of polonium and radium, Curie was recognized by the ACR for her significant contributions to the field of radiology.  

For 81 years the film remained in the care of the ACR archives, a testament to the College’s appreciation for Curie and her important work. But in Sept. 2012, in an effort to share this historic record, the ACR offered to donate the film to the Curie Museum in Paris.

“This rare document from July 1931 is very precious to us because it is the only film we know of in which we can hear the voice of Madam Curie. We are deeply thankful for this generous gift for our visitors to enjoy,” said Curie Museum staff. 

Today the museum, now part of the prestigious cancer research center Institut Curie, educates visitors about Curie’s life and contributions to science.

“ACR Gold Medal recipients are recognized for their distinguished and extraordinary service to the ACR or the discipline of radiology. Marie Curie’s contributions to radiology were nothing short of extraordinary and the ACR is proud to help the world remember her,” said Harvey L. Neiman, chief executive officer of the ACR. 

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