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Chemistry’s History Gets a Modern Makeover

9:16 AM MDT | October 27, 2008 | Esther D’Amico in Philadelphia

The Chemical Heritage Foundation (CHF; Philadelphia) officially opened a new museum and conference center on October 3 with a permanent exhibition, “Making Modernity,” and a changing exhibit gallery, “Molecules that Matter.” The museum takes visitors through 500 years of chemistry’s history, incorporating thousands of objects. The $20-million museum project involved renovating the 143-year-old building that houses CHF and the help of museum design firm Ralph Appelbaum Associates (New York), and SaylorGregg Architects (Philadelphia)...

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