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Science Documentation Centre

Presentation

Archives

All the documents produced and received by the Museum in the exercise of its activities are collated in the Archives. There, from the files, bills, reports and certificates we can ascertain the provenance and background of the collections, the building and the staff. The documentation dates back to when the Museum was founded, in 1878, and covers the whole lifespan of the Board of Natural Sciences of Barcelona; moreover, its content, beyond the administrative aspect and support for the study of the collections, is an essential source of information on Catalonia’s natural history.

Types of documents

  • Formation and maintenance of the collections of specimens (purchase, harvesting, exchange, donation)
  • Research
  • Display
  • Organisation of activities
  • Communication and marketing
  • Administrative management
  • Document management

 The photography archive contains 9,000 documents, mostly photographic prints on paper, which have yet to be catalogued. It is administered by the Documentation Centre.

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