Zoological Museum of the Zoological Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences

Local nameЗоологический музей Зоологического института РАН
LocationSaint Petersburg, Russia

The Zoological Museum of the Zoological Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences is a Russian museum devoted to zoology. It is located in Saint Petersburg, on Universitetskaya Embankment. It is one of the ten largest nature history museums in the world.Peter the Great's Kunstkamera collections included zoological specimens. In 1724, the museum became a part of the Russian Academy of Sciences. A printed catalogue of the contents was published in 1742. It listed the zoology, botany, geology and anthropology specimens and contained an album of etchings of the building and plan of some of its parts.

In 1766, Peter Simon Pallas, a member of the Russian Academy of Sciences, was appointed curator of Zoology. In 1832, the zoological collection was split from the Kunstkamera and, in 1896, moved nearby to its present location in the former southern warehouse of the Saint Petersburg bourse.

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More information and contact

Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zoological_Museum_(Saint_Petersburg)

Official Website http://www.zin.ru/museum

Phone +7 812 3280112

Coordinates 59°56'32.684" N 30°18'16.825" E

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