Digital Showroom of Traces of Lightning
This exhibition presents the history of information technology, highlighting the major milestones and the most influential people in the fourth and fifth information revolutions. Through historical artifacts and providing the context and discourses of each era, the audiences can grasp the historical position of scientific research in a humanized perspective. It provides insight into the inner world of scientists, and allows one to deeply appreciate the charm of studying humanities in science and technology. More than 40 valuable handwritten objects are on display, including books, letters, notes, or business cards signed or written by science and technology pioneers such as Michael Faraday, Joseph Henry, Samuel Morse, Alexander Graham Bell, Guglielmo Marconi, Thomas Edison, etc.
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Visualizing Herbalism :
Images of Medicinal Plants In The East And West
This exhibition showcases more than 100 illustrations from the East and West. It traces the history of the illustration of medicinal plants from ancient hand-drawn manuscripts and picture books to woodcut illustrations to modern prints. It demonstrates the history of using images to identify and recognize plants, as well as the history of medicinal herbs. It is valuable to the study on history of medicine. It also gives the general public the opportunity to perceive history and reflect on the relationship between knowledge and images, the textual and the visual, and humans and nature. In chronological order, the exhibition brings together the originals or photocopies of Chinese and foreign medicine books, including “De Materia Medica,” ” The Garden of Health (Hortus Sanitatis）,” ” The Cliff Walker’s Materia Medica,” ” The Famine Relief Herbal,” ” Herbarum Vivae Eicones,” “Medicinal Plants,” ” An Illustrated Study of the Names and Facts of Plants,” etc.
The calculating device in the past and present
Maneuvering Numbers: The calculating device in the past and present This exhibition, co-curated by Tsinghua University Science Museum and Hefei Zimuyuan Museum, is on view from September 24, 2020 through May 5, 2021. Featuring 80 artifacts of computing appliances, it demonstrates the evolution of human computing concepts and computing technology from ancient computing tools that are simply operated manually, to complex mechanical computing devices, to advanced electronic computing equipment.
The Collection of Historical Scientific Instruments of Tsinghua University
Century of Instruments – Collection of Historical Scientific Instruments of Tsinghua University Preparation Exhibition
From April 24 to April 3, 2019, the preparatory exhibition of “Century of Instruments -The Collection of Historical Scientific Instruments of Tsinghua University” was held in the multifunctional hall on the first floor of Building A, the Academy of Arts & Design, Tsinghua University. Featuring precious Tsinghua science and technology artifacts, it presented countless Tsinghua people’s ideals of serving the country through science and technology, pursuing the truth, and their course of struggle.