«UCO opens its reserves»: Visit of the reserve of ancient scientific instruments and exhibition on the scientific heritage of UCO

«UCO opens its reserves»: Visit of the reserve of ancient scientific instruments and exhibition on the scientific heritage of UCO...

Patrimoine de l'Université catholique de l'Ouest – ANGERS. Photo Ferrante Ferranti

«UCO opens its reserves»: Visit of the reserve of ancient scientific instruments and exhibition on the scientific heritage of UCO

This year, during the European Heritage Days, «UCO opens its reserves», the opportunity to discover the collection of ancient scientific devices! Consisting of about 1850 instruments, this collection is largely derived from UCO laboratories, whose first acquisitions coincide with the opening of the University and its Faculty of Science in 1877. The collection now includes ancient instruments (1840 to 1950) and contemporary instruments (1950 to the present day) from various disciplines.
Tours are free of charge, subject to availability. Reception takes place in the lobby of the Jeanneteau building (entrance via 6 rue Merlet de la Boulaye)
Also to be discovered in the reception hall, animation by the students of the ANaturAE association around Robert Corillion, professor who marked the teaching of botany at the UCO in the twentieth century.
Contact: 02 41 81 66 77 / service.culturel@uco.fr

About the venue

4 rue Merlet de la Boulaye, 49000 Angers
  • Édifice scolaire et éducatif
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  • Villes et Pays d'art et d'histoire
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  • Site patrimonial remarquable

The heritage of the Catholic University of the West consists of many movable and scientific objects among which art tapestries, textile objects, paintings, important scientific collections (chemistry, physics, geologist, paleontologist, botany, zoology), a chapel from the late 19th century, as well as a collection of books from before 1811 containing more than 16,000 works.

Access: Entrance via rue Merlet de la Boulaye. Possibility of parking

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