The discussion of transatlantic science collecting practices and scientific exchanges is at the core of this blog. It aims to share new knowledge and discoveries on how historical knowledge is constructed and reproduced in museum collections.
The EU-funded project Scientific Collections on the Move: Provincial Museums, Archives, and Collecting Practices (1850–1950) offers a less hierarchical and more entangled history of palaeontological, anthropological, botanical, and applied sciences collections in Europe and Latin America and tackles the issue of museum objects provenance.
This blog is destined for scholars, museum professionals, teachers, students, and science amateurs and strives to forge a new vision of museum collections as living networks of knowledge exchange and circulation.
- Fossil collections from Pleistocene South America in the MNHNBy Richard Fariña, Sebastián Tambusso and Luciano Varela, UdelaR Formed in the highly prestigious school of medicine in Paris, Teodoro Vilardebó must have experienced great concern when the cruel symptoms of […]
- From Le Mans into the World Wide Web: The Advantages of Digital Techniques for Curating, Networking and Exhibition-MakingBy Simon Hirzel, Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn As a young scientist from Bonn, who is affiliated with the ethnological and archaeological Museum of the Bonn Collection of the Americas (BASA Museum) and […]
- Five SciCoMove researchers at a workshop in Bologna (May 12-13 2022)José Pardo-Tomás, Irina Podgorny, Serge Reubi, Nathalie Richard, and Aina Trias Verbeek participated in the workshop “Paraobjects: Natural History Collections through the Margins”, organized by Francesca Antonelli and José Beltrán, at […]
- Taburete de elefante se decomisaPor Irina Podgorny y Susana V. García, Archivo Histórico del Museo de La Plata, Argentina Visita a las colecciones Zoológicas de la Universidad de las Islas Baleares en Mallorca, donde se […]
- How two amateur botanists from peripheries assembled important herbaria from different parts of EuropeEugene Louis Honoré Monguillon (1865-1940) (Figure 1) was a French teacher and botanist who worked at various public schools in the department of Sarthe. After 1923, he retired at Le Mans […]