The General assembly in Copenhagen, 2008
In May 2008 it was time for the second great event in the history of The International Rasmus Malling-Hansen Society. Once again the members gathered in Copenhagen on Malling-Hansen's old school, and as two years before at the Founding Meeting, a wonderful weather in Copenhagen greeted us welcome.
Now it was time for the first bi-annual General Assembly, and more that 30 people from USA and several countries in Europe attended the event, which lasted for two days. As two years before, Jan William Rasmussen of "Døvehistorisk Selskab", had reserved localities at the School for the deaf for us, and an exhibition of Malling-Hansen items and documents was set up before the beginning of the meeting. It later also turned out that Jan William Rasmussen had prepared a special exhibition in the Museum in the basement of the school of old Malling-Hansen letters and documents and several other things showing the life of the pupils and the history of the teaching of the deaf in Denmark. This was a truly fantastic experience for the interested attendants - and could only be described as a gold mine for the Malling-Hansen research!
View the movie from the General Assembly 2008 on this link to the website of Historical Society of the Deaf in Denmark: