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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.
Philadelphia Inquirer: Scans Reveal Secrets of Medieval ‘Harry Potter’ Book and Medical Texts at Penn
May 14, 2018
The study of unsightly stains on old manuscripts may show the hands of early doctors and chemists at work.
WHYY: Age of Alchemy a “Must-See New Art Exhibit”
May 10, 2018
Smashed vessels, smoking beakers, celestial globes—the oil paintings on view at the Science History Institute’s Age of Alchemy are filled with arcane symbols, both campy and mysterious.
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.
WHYY: Philadelphia Science History Museum Taking New Name
January 03, 2018
The Chemical Heritage Foundation will become the Science History Institute on February 1.
Rebecca Ortenberg, a program associate in the Institute's Institute for Research. Photo by Emma Lee, WHYY.
NewsWorks: Audio tour highlights historic preservation flash points in Philly's Old City
June 19, 2017
The walking tour explores stories of decay, preservation, and renewal in this historic Philadelphia neighborhood, featuring interviews with preservation experts.
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.

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