Petition to Save and Protect Marie Curie’s Laboratory

AHA member Laura Dawes has initiated a petition to save and protect Marie Curie’s Laboratory from demolition. Laura notes:

‘Marie Curie (1867-1934) is the most famous female scientist in the world. She discovered the radioactive elements radium and polonium and won two Nobel prizes: in physics (1903) and chemistry (1908). One of the three buildings that make up her laboratory in Paris where she carried out her work is, however, scheduled for demolition. Demolishing Marie Curie’s laboratory will mean the loss of a site of international significance in the history of science and in the work of women scientists. Marie Curie and her work is of global importance and an inspiration for everyone – most especially women and girls. The place where she carried out her work should be heritage protected.’

You can see and sign the petition here