International Year of Chemistry, 2011

UNESCO - United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization

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International Year of Chemistry 2011

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Contact Detail

Ms Shelley Geehr Ideas Activities
  • Director, Eddleman Institute, Chemical Heritage Foundation
    Philadelphia, PA, USA
  • Email
    Tel 215 873 8220
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  • Organizations:

    Chemical Heritage Foundation
  • IYC Interests:

    Increase the public appreciation and understanding of chemistry
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The Chemical Heritage Foundation (CHF) fosters an understanding of chemistry’s impact on society. An independent nonprofit organization, we strive to

• Inspire a passion for chemistry;

• Highlight chemistry’s role in meeting current social challenges; and

• Preserve the story of chemistry across centuries.

CHF maintains major collections of instruments, fine art, photographs, papers, and books. We host conferences and lectures, support research, offer fellowships, and produce educational materials. Our museum and public programs explore subjects ranging from alchemy to nanotechnology.