A Message from the President

Paolo Brenni

Dear Members and Friends. Welcome to the Scientific Instrument Society's website. My name is Paolo Brenni and I have been involved in the SIS since its foundation in 1983. In July 2005, I was honoured to be elected President and I repeat the pledge I made then, that I will work as much as possible with the Committee to develop the activities of the Society, to increase its worldwide membership and to maintain the high scholarly standard of the Society's Bulletin. For more than a quarter of a century now, the Scientific Instrument Society and its publications have played a very important role for historians, museum curators, collectors and enthusiasts... like you and like me. I am sure that in the future the Society will continue to be a beacon in the world of historic scientific instruments. If you're not a member yet, you can join now. Whoever you are, enjoy using our website.

The Scientific Instrument Society (SIS) was formed in April 1983 to bring together people with a specialist interest in scientific instruments, ranging from precious antiques to electronic devices only recently out of production.

Collectors, the antiques trade, museum staff, professional historians and amateur enthusiasts will all find the varied activities of the Society suited to their tastes. We have a truly international membership offering those who join the chance to link up with instrument devotees across the world.

 

 
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16 June 2014
Places are still available to attend the forthcoming seminar on the public display of scientific instruments, organized by University of Aberdeen Museums. Further details and how to book a place can be found here Instruments and Institutes: Preserving and Promoting the History of Science Are you considering improving collections management, ...

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9 June 2014
The Society’s committee are pleased to announce the provisional itinerary for the Autumn study tour, which this year will visit Dorset from October 17th to 19th. Members wishing to book a place on this tour should contact the Executive Officer, Peter Thomas, on: sis@sis.org.uk.   Friday 17th October Delegates make their own way to ...

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23 May 2014
Under the 'Resources' tab you will find a new heading for a reading list. This is intended to be an entry point for those who would like more information on one or other of the fields of scientific instrument collecting and study. It has been compiled from suggestions by various members of books that they have found ...

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21 March 2014
The contents page and our Editor's selection of articles from the Bulletin of the Scientific Instrument Society (Number 120- Mar 2014 issue) are now online. To access the online content choose the Bulletin page in the Resources section or follow the ...

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17 March 2014
Spring Antique Scientific Instrument Fair Sunday 27 April 2014 The spring Antique Scientific Instrument Fair will be held at the DoubleTree by Hilton, 92 Southampton Row, London WC1 4BH, on Sunday April 27th, 2014, from 10.00am to 3.00pm. Admission is £5.     Further details can be found on the: ...

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