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Technologies in Materials Library
Materials resources beyond Penn
The Fisher Fine Arts Materials Library hosts thousands of samples ranging from traditional construction materials to emergent and novel samples such as Vanta Black, electronic paint, and seaweed insulation. The aim of the collection is to bring together innovation and creativity in order to advance conceptualization through tactile exploration. We are as much of a lab or studio as we are a library collection and we draw from disciplines across campus, making us a diverse and unique resource. We also offer 3D scanning technology to further explore and examine objects large and small. Please schedule a tour of our collection, visit it online, or suggest samples we should have. Please visit us on the lower level of the Fisher Fine Arts Library.