A Museum of Structural Chemistry opened in Parma

A new Museum showing the beauty of crystallography has been inaugurated at the University of Parma. The exhibition covers different aspects of crystallography and it is particularly focused on the connection between crystals and daily life, medicine, nutrition, advanced materials, with the aim to highlight the importance of structure in understanding chemistry.

The Museum displays molecular models, giant sugar crystals, minerals, biominerals, and a massive 250 kg silicon single crystal.


The Museum is becoming very popular among high school teachers, and it is an important legacy of IUCr2014 in Parma.