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The Most Beautiful Periodic Table Displays in the World

 
 
 

We are very pleased to announce the availability of a new line of periodic table displays which we are producing in partnership with Theodore Gray in the USA. These large installations are intended for public access in museums, science centers and other locations where the elements are a subject of interest. The first of these displays was recently installed at DePauw University in Indiana (see story on the right). Scroll down to explore each element in the display.

Three things make these displays more than just a collection of elements. First, we have gone to some lengths to include, along with the samples themselves, interesting examples of each element's application in the world. If you click on any of the element cubes in the large photo-mosiac below, you can explore the range of exhibits we have included.

Secondly, we have designed the installation to be interactive with built-in touch sensors. Selecting any of the element symbols calls up detailed text and photographic information about the selected substance on a computer (an Apple iMac) built into the cabinet. In many cases this information includes video footage showing spectacular experiments and industrial uses of the element in question. We plan to make these video available here on this website in due course.

The third significant feature of these large displays is quite simply that they are beautiful objects in their own right. It has been a delight at DePauw to see how people are drawn in to the tableaux of the cubes, where the story of each element unfolds. The cabinet is crafted in beautiful cherry hardwood (other finishes are available) and the glowing noble gas symbols are a beacon that attract people from a distance.

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DePauw University, Indiana

Click on the link above to find out about our first installation at the Julian Science Center.

We are interested to build similar displays at other locations, so please contact us if this might be appropriate for your organization. We are willing to customize the displays and to build them on any scale. Theodore Gray is dreaming about a building with a room for each element!
To provide some indication of costs, which will vary depending on specification and location, we expect to quote in the range US $40,000 to $80,000.

For further information please contact Max Whitby at max@rgbco.com or Fiona Barclay at fiona@rgbco.com or by phone in the UK at
+44 (0)20 8749 3354 or fax +44 (0)20 8749 9986.
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