In 2012 CHF began a collaboration with John Serpentelli’s Commercial Animation class at Philadelphia’s University of the Arts to create videos that illustrate concepts in chemistry. In 2013 the class created two videos based on objects from CHF’s collection. Half of the students made a humorous animation of the 17th-century painting Interior of a Laboratory with an Alchemist. The other half brought to life the 1887 book Real Fairy Folks: Explorations in the World of Atoms, a children’s story where the imaginary lives of fairies describe chemical processes.

A few of the students share their experiences in this video.

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