2012-10-24Zeitschriftenartikel DOI: 10.18452/8719
The ‘Ferreira da Silva’ Chemistry Laboratory
a valuable asset in a university collection
International Committee for University Museums and Collections (UMAC)
The relevant scientific and teaching activity in chemistry the Polytechnic Academy of Porto was involved in, at the turn of the 19th century, led to the decision of assigning a significant area of a building under construction for a new analytic chemistry laboratory. Several reasons are given why the Museum of Science has been proposing that this laboratory, a superb example of the University of Porto’s heritage, named after the prestigious chemist and Professor Ferreira da Silva, should be considered an item in itself in the museum’s overall collection, for its various valences, restored to its most valuable architecture and so preserved, to be appreciated also as a privileged exhibit scenario for the scientific instrument collection.
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