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24. Mar 2023

Natural History Museum Basel gets involved in ambitious global museum network

A group of the world's largest natural history museums have joined forces to create an overview of their collections. This step marks the beginning of the project to digitize and inventory  the world's natural history collections. Knowledge of and access to these collections is essential to finding solutions to urgent problems such as climate change or food insecurity. A method for rapidly assessing these collections has now been presented in the prestigious journal Science. The Basel Museum of Natural History is also part of this global museum network.

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