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Fall Events and New Interactive Media Installation at the Science History Institute
September 13, 2018
The Science History Institute will provide many opportunities for the intellectually curious to feed their minds this fall.
Vampires, Witches, and Daemons Arrive in Philadelphia
August 10, 2018
All Souls Con, the sold out third fan convention, themed around New York Times’ bestselling Author Deborah Harkness’ All Souls Trilogy, will be held at the Science History Institute in Philadelphia on Friday, August 10, and Saturday, August 11.
The Science History Institute Announces New Board Chair Richard J. Bolte Jr.
June 28, 2018
The Science History Institute announces the election of Richard J. Bolte Jr. as the new chair of its board of directors, effective July 1, 2018.
The Alchemist and His Wife, ca. 1928, by Jacques Hammerer, after 17th-century original by David Ryckaert III.
Science History Institute Debuts New Exhibition Friday, May 4
May 01, 2018
Age of Alchemy is the first exhibition under the organization’s new name.
Chemical Heritage Foundation is now Science History Institute
February 01, 2018
The 35-year-old organization will celebrate a new name at its Philadelphia headquarters this evening.
CHF Selected to Host Mellon/ACLS Public Fellow
January 09, 2018
The Chemical Heritage Foundation has been selected by the American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) as a host organization for the Mellon/ACLS Public Fellows Program.
A New Chapter Begins
January 02, 2018
The Chemical Heritage Foundation is thrilled to announce that on February 1 we'll become the Science History Institute.
Chemical Heritage Foundation to Receive National Endowment for the Humanities Grant
December 14, 2017
The $100,000 grant funds the development of a game prototype exploring the history of alchemy.
The Chemical Heritage Foundation Presents New Exhibition and Walking Tour—Things Fall Apart
June 13, 2017
The Chemical Heritage Foundation opens a new exhibition on June 17, 2017, titled Things Fall Apart. This exhibition and walking tour explore the life and afterlife of things and why (and how) we preserve them.
Robert Anderson
Robert G. W. Anderson Named President of Chemical Heritage Foundation
January 11, 2017
Robert Anderson, former Director of the British Museum, has been selected as the President and CEO of Chemical Heritage Foundation.