About Our Artifact Collection

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About Our Artifact Collection

CHF collects three-dimensional artifacts to gain a representative group of material-culture objects that can be used as resources for both research and exhibition. CHF holds a variety of fascinating historical artifacts related to chemistry and chemical education, including one of the best public collections of chemistry sets, with approximately 100 different sets from all over the world, including Australia and Germany.


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View the hidden treasures buried in the Othmer Library’s collections. From the intriguing to the quirky, Othmeralia showcases items unearthed daily by our library’s staff. Learn more »

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