1 Oxford St.
Science Center 371
Cambridge, MA 02138
Collection of Historical Scientific Instruments Website »
Harvard University has been acquiring scientific instruments on a continuous basis for teaching and research since 1672. The CHSI, which was established in 1948 to preserve these apparatuses, has become one of the three largest university collections of its kind in the world.
Time, Life & Matter showcases Harvard's rich history of scholarly contributions to the various natural, physical, and social sciences (permanent exhibition).
Time & Time Again draws upon materials from several of Harvard's museum and library collections to explore how, in various ages and by different world cultures and disciplines, we find time, keep it, measure it, obey it, take advantage of it, waste it, save it, even kill it. We use common time notions to construct and organize our lives, and yet, do we really know what time is? (temporary exhibition).
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