To celebrate 150 years of the Periodic Table of the elements in 2019, the Science Museum, V&A, Imperial College London, Royal College of Art, Royal Commission for the Exhibition of 1851, the Royal Albert Hall and Royal Society of Chemistry are holding a festival of chemistry in South Kensington.
The festival, which takes place during the UN’s International Year of the Periodic Table of Chemical Elements, will include family-friendly activities at the Science Museum and Imperial College London and two one-day academic conferences exploring the history of chemistry and its future. The Science Museum will also unveil a new display about the Periodic Table and host a chemistry-themed Lates as part of the festival.
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A new free display at the Science Museum will celebrate the Periodic Table of Elements, opening 150 years to the day since Dmitri Mendeleev’s periodic table was announced in 1869. The display will include a copy of Mendeleev’s first published periodic table and a collection of over 50 elements once owned by Napoleon’s nephew, Prince Louis Lucien Bonaparte.
The Science Museum will host a chemistry-themed Lates in partnership with Imperial College London and the Royal Society of Chemistry, giving adults the opportunity to explore chemistry and the museum afterhours. Free tickets and further information will be available in April.