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Museo Nacional de Ciencias Naturales, ES
Jose' Gutierrez Abascal 2, 28006 Madrid, Spain

contact person:
Pilar Lopez Garcia-Gallo
tel. +34.91.4111328, fax +34.91.915645078

The Museo Nacional de Ciencias Naturales is a public organisation founded in 1771, and the most important research centre in the field of natural sciences in the country. It carries out multi-disciplinary studies aiming at the improvement of knowledge and conservation of the natural heritage. The museum hosts collections of great storical and scientific value which constist of about 6 million objects such as insects, molluscs, fish, amfibians, rettils, mammals, fossils, minerals and rocks.

The museum has set the following objectives as its principal lines of action:
i) to contribute to the improvement of awareness of the diversity existing in the natural world;
ii) to encourage the diffusion of scientific activity, the display of collections and the understanding of the value of the natural heritage; iii) to improve the public’s perception of the importance of science and its understanding of the field;
iv) contribute to the raising of sensibility about the protection of natural heritage; and
v) promote learning of the natural sciences for people of all ages and levels of sophistication.