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Le Franklin Institute est un musée américain consacré aux sciences et situé à Philadelphie, dont il constitue le principal centre d'éducation et de recherches dans le domaine scientifique.Fondé en 1824, il fut nommé en l'honneur de l'homme politique Benjamin Franklin et abrite le Benjamin Franklin National Memorial. Il s'agit de l'un des plus anciens centres pour la promotion des sciences aux États-Unis.HistoireFondé en 1824 par Samuel Vaughn Merrick et William H. Keating, son nom complet était alors The Franklin Institute of the State of Pennsylvania for the Promotion of the Mechanic Arts. L'institut s'installa dans ses premiers bâtiments en 1825. Il fut déménagé à son emplacement actuel en 1934. Il se trouve sur le Benjamin Franklin Parkway, la grande avenue qui relie l'hôtel-de-ville au Philadelphia Museum of Art.MédaillesAvant 1998, plusieurs médailles étaient décernées par le Franklin Institute, telle que l’Elliott Cresson Medal (depuis 1875), l’Edward Longstreth Medal (depuis 1890), l’Howard N. Potts Medal (depuis 1911), la Médaille Franklin (depuis 1915), la George R. Henderson Medal (depuis 1924), la Louis E. Levy Medal (depuis 1924), la Stuart Ballantine Medal (depuis 1947) ainsi que l’Albert A. Michelson Medal (depuis 1968).

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