KJEMI nr. 1 - 2023

2 4 K J E M I 1 2 0 2 3 EuChemS Historical Landmarks Award The EuChemS Historical Landmarks programme aims at designating sites in Europe where: • events in chemistry (be it social, theoretical, experimental, pedagogic, industrial…) occurred that • have been important to the European or local (regional) chemical community and/or • have inspired a sense of European or local (regional) belonging. Chemistry is an integral part of the Cultural Heritage of Europe. However, while there are many touristic signs marking the very place where important intellectual developments or events happened, only a few chemical sites are identified and publicised. Most of the existing programmes are run by national chemical societies and therefore often overlook the European, and even the international dimension, of the chemical sciences. For all these reasons, EuChemS decided to set up EuChemS Historical Landmarks Award. It is meant to reinforce the sense of belonging of European chemists and remind them that as far as the history of Chemistry goes, people and ideas alike have circulated, been shared, and shaped through meetings and communication. It would also bring to the general public some sense of how Chemistry is part of the general cultural heritage and history of every European citizen, especially as the plaques are accompanied with communication material providing information on the discoveries and breakthroughs celebrated, and the impact they had. EuChemS takes into account that some countries already have national landmarks programmes, while others have an interest but have nothing in place. Given this, two levels of the EuChemS Historical Landmarks Award are foreseen: • for initiatives with impact at the European level and • for initiatives with impact at the regional level. (https://www.euchems.eu/awards/euchems-historical-landmarks) Referanser Artikkelen er basert på innføringen som ble gitt under besøket på Blaafarveværket i august 2022. Referansene 1-3 er så brukt for å sjekke fakta. [1] Steinsvik, Tone S. Koboltgruvene og Blaafarveværket – en del av den store verden. Stiftelsen Modums Blaafarveværk; Modum, 2000. [2] Berg, Bjørn I. Koboltfunnet på Modum i 1772, Ole Witloch og den første prøvedriften. Norsk Bergverksmuseum og Blaafarveværket Skrift nr. 51; Kongsberg, 2021. [3] Hagen, Ingerid. Blåfargen fra Modum. Storhetstiden. Blaafarveværket 1822-1848. Stiftelsen Modums Blaafarveværk; Modum, 2022. [4] https://whc.unesco.org/en/list/1478/ documents/, pp. 364-5. Referansen ble sjekket 2023.02.01. [5] https://web.archive.org/ web/20180723092243/https:// kjemihistorie3r.wikispaces.com/ Peter+Waage+og+massevirkningsloven. Referansen ble sjekket 2023.02.01. Figur 7. Huset som Friedrich Roscher fikk bygget i 1825, er nydelig restaurert og ble stolt vist fram av Tone Steinsvik. Foto: Leiv K. Sydnes.