The Museum was established in 1965 to preserve NIST’s history. Through the collection and preservation of measurement standards, scientific instruments, and other artifacts the Museum captures the work and research of the National Institute of Standards and Technology and its predecessor agency, the National Bureau of Standards. Explore the collection on the NIST Digital Archives.
The NIST Archives is a valuable resource for researchers, historians, and anyone interested in learning more about the history of the National Bureau of Standards / National Institute of Standards and Technology, and metrology, standardization, and science and technology in the United States.
For inquiries about the Museum, Archives or the history of the National Bureau of Standards/National Institute of Standards and Technology, please email: museum [at] nist.gov (museum[at]nist[dot]gov)
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