MUSEUM
INFORMATION

All exhibition and program information is up-to-date for fall semester 2014. Download our latest Exhibitions and Programs Bulletin here (PDF).

 

Hours:
Wed-Sun 12:00-5:00 pm
Thur - 12:00-8:00 pm
Closed during University breaks and holidays

Main Phone:
302-831-8037

universitymuseums@udel.edu

 

MECHANICAL HALL GALLERY

30 North College Ave.
Newark, DE 19716

Directions

Parking:
Parking for the Mechanical Hall Gallery is in Trabant University Center Garage located between Delaware Avenue and Main St.

Phone:
302-831-8037 (Information)
302-831-8088 (Museum)

 

MINERALOGICAL MUSEUM

255 Academy St.
Newark, DE 19716

Directions

Parking:
Parking for the Mineralogical Museum is in Perkins Garage located on Academy Street.

Phone:
302-831-6557 (Curator)
302-831-8037 (Information)
302-831-4940 (Museum)

 

OLD COLLEGE GALLERY

18 East Main St.
Newark, DE 19716

Directions

Parking:
Parking for the Old College Gallery is in Trabant University Center Garage located between Delaware Avenue and Main St.

Phone:
302-831-8037 (Information)
302-831-6589 (Museum)

 

 

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“ We made the
UD Bucket List!”

MINERALOGICAL MUSEUM

Copper, Ray Mine, Pinal County, Arizona, 1 ½ x 3 ¾ x ½ in.

Silver, Kongens Mine, Kongsberg, Norway, 2 ¾ x 2 ¾ x 1 ½ in.

Sculpted by Nature: Silver and Copper
from the Peter H. Farquhar Collection

September 3 – December 7, 2014

Throughout history, massive amounts of copper and silver have been mined from noncrystalline mixtures of several minerals in deposits such as the huge copper mines of Utah and Arizona and the silver veins of Mexico. However, copper (Cu) or silver (Ag) also occur very rarely as pure metals in a variety of crystalline or wire-like shapes.

As a result of the conditions of their growth and their internal atomic structures, these exceptional specimens of copper and silver may mimic organic tree-like forms or abstract sculptures; they may also form complex, well-defined crystals in geometric shapes. Examples are known from the copper and silver deposits of the Keweenaw Peninsula in Michigan and the silver mines of the Kongsberg district in Norway. These spectacular “sculptures” of natural copper and silver are generously lent by Peter H. Farquhar, professor, management consultant, magician, and collector.

Sculpted by Nature Programing
Thursday, November 6, 5:30–7:30 p.m.
First Thursday Open House
Mineralogical Museum (Penny Hall)

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