"Primo Levi" Museum of Chemistry
The "Primo Levi" Museum of Chemistry is located at the ground floor of the Department of Chemistry, Cannizzaro building.
Opening hours: Monday to thursday, 9:00 to 13:00 - afternoons upon request.
Established in 1986, the museum of chemistry was open to the public in 1992, and officially named after "Primo Levi" during a cerimony held in spring 2010.
The Museum covers an area of about 250 mq. splitted in two halls; the first one devoted to historical contents, the second to interactive experiences.
Here are exhibited and preserved scientific equipment, didactic instruments, collections of chemical substances and documents belonged to S. Cannizzaro and his group and dated back to 1872, when Cannizzaro settled in Rome and established the Regio Istituto Chimico (Royal Chemistry Institute). It is worth mentioning also cryoscopes, ebullioscopes, spectroscopes and the Von Scroeder's tables related to the first chemical plants. Some equipment for radioactivity measurements built by G. A. Blanc, who worked in the institute at the beginning of the XX century, are also on display.
Some more recent chemical devices are exhibited in the Museum.
Since the Museum have wide showcases that are visible from the main entrance hall and from the corridors of the Department of Chemistry, the visitors can have a first look of the Museum as they enter the Department.