The Network of Natural Science Museums of Catalonia (XMCNC) has been inaugurated, making it the last of the country’s thematic museum networks to be set up in accordance with the Museums of Catalonia Plan.
The Network of Natural Science Museums of Catalonia (XMCNC) is made up of 10 Catalan museums:
- Banyoles Darder Museum – Lake Interpretation Centre
- Granollers Museum of Natural Sciences
- Arenys de Mar Museum
- Ter Museum
- Miquel Crusafont Catalan Institute of Paleontology Museum
- Museum of Isona and Conca Dellà
- Barcelona Museum of Natural Sciences
- Museums of the Botanical Institute of Barcelona
- Alcover Museum
- Terres de l’Ebre Museum
Together they hold a heritage of more than 3,800,000 specimens, consisting of specimens from geology, paleontology, botany and zoology.
The XMCNC museums are also distinguished by their intense research work, which has led to the creation of knowledge of international importance.
The museums of the XMCNC articulate a vision of the country based on natural history and natural sciences. The aim of the Network is to promote common protection and education policies in relation to our natural heritage, as well as training in and revitalisation of the natural heritage. The XMCNC is led by the Barcelona Museum of Natural Sciences.
Among other things, the network has already produced the traveling exhibition (In) visible and (O) cults, which can currently be visited at the Barcelona Museum of Natural Sciences.