Press Release

Curiosity and Discovery: Antique Scientific Instruments

09/09/2021

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

CONTACT: Charles Schuler 
Director of Marketing & Communications 
San Francisco International Airport
(650) 821-5031
Charles.Schuler@flysfo.com

 

Curiosity & Discovery: Antique Scientific Instruments
Exhibition in Harvey Milk Terminal 1 features rare mid-nineteenth to early-twentieth-century instruments from a variety of scientific fields.

 

SAN FRANCISCO — When modern science emerged in the seventeenth century, scientists invented specialized instruments to explore the world and universe in a closer, more logical manner. These intriguing devices facilitated the careful study of almost all facets of life through the research and demonstration of ideas and theories. During the nineteenth century, new technologies allowed for precision manufacturing of scientific instruments. An array of instruments assisted some of the most brilliant minds on Earth as scientists made early discoveries in the fields of electrodynamics and atomic theory. This exhibition explores a fascinating selection of antique scientific instruments and examines their curious uses

 

Visit sfomuseum.org/exhibitions/antique-scientific-instruments for more information.

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Curiosity & Discovery: Antique Scientific Instruments is located post-security in Harvey Milk Terminal 1 of the San Francisco International Airport. This exhibition is accessible from September 11, 2021 to April 3, 2022 to ticketed passengers, and by prior arrangement by emailing curator@flysfo.com.

 

About SFO Museum

Established in 1980 by the Airport Commission, SFO Museum’s mission is to delight, engage, and inspire a global audience with programming on a broad range of subjects; to collect, preserve, interpret, and share the history of commercial aviation; and to enrich the public experience at San Francisco International Airport. The Museum has been accredited by the American Alliance of Museums since 1999 and retains the distinction of being the only accredited museum in an airport. Today, SFO Museum features twenty-five galleries throughout the Airport terminals displaying a rotating schedule of art, history, science, and cultural exhibitions, as well as the San Francisco Airport Commission Aviation Library and Louis A. Turpen Aviation Museum, which houses a permanent collection of more than 140,000 objects related to the history of commercial aviation. To browse current and past exhibitions, research our collection, or for more information, please visit www.sfomuseum.org. Follow us on www.facebook.com/sfomuseum, www.twitter.com/sfomuseum, or www.instagram.com/sfomuseum.

 

About San Francisco International Airport (SFO)

SFO is excited to welcome travelers back to the skies with an airport experience featuring seamless access, thoughtful amenities, sustainable design and inspiring artwork and exhibits. SFO reminds travelers that face masks are still required by federal mandate for air travel.

 

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