Monday, May 19, 2008

The Periodic Table Printmaking Project

The periodic table printmaking project

I keep meaning to post something about this email I received from Jenn, who came up with the fantastic idea to create a periodic table of printmaking, to which I contributed the element Scandium. It's pretty exciting news:

Dear Periodic Table Artists –

I'm excited to tell you about the next steps for the Periodic Table Printmaking Project. The dates are not finalized yet, but the table will be shown by the Chemical Heritage Foundation in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania from September 2009 until February 2010. The CHF is a non-profit organization that "serves the community of the chemical and molecular sciences, and the wider public, by treasuring the past, educating the present, and inspiring the future." They are in the process of building a new museum space to house their permanent collection, but will also feature a gallery showcasing changing exhibitions. Ours will likely be the 3rd they display. (I will have more about how this came about on the project blog soon.)

Additionally I am working with their curatorial staff to make the table into a traveling exhibit to be featured at some of their sister organizations around the US.

There's also plans afoot for a book to come out of this project, which would be amazing- thanks to Jenn for putting in so much time and hardwork co-ordinating this!

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