The University of Toronto Scientific Instruments Collection seeks to gather, safeguard, research, catalogue, and interpret, the material heritage of research at the University of Toronto. It is based at the Institute for the History and Philosophy of Science and Technology (IHPST).
The project is based at the Institute for the History and Philosophy of Science and Technology (IHPST). Its approach is founded in disciplines including the History and Philosophy of Science (HPS), Science and Technology Studies (STS), History of Health, and Museology. It seeks both to celebrate local contributions as well as to explore their complexities, such as the entanglements between university research and colonial expansion.
The project is interdisciplinary, seeking to foster communication across university disciplines, between researchers and artists, and between the University of Toronto and other communities.