Civic Museum of Natural History “Giacomo Doria”

Consortium name  
Italian Consortium: Consortium of Italian Museums of Natural History
Institution (Original name) 
Museo Civico di Storia Naturale “Giacomo Doria"
MAIN ADDRESS
Postal code 
16121
City 
Genova
POSTAL ADDRESS
Country 
Italy
Phone 

+39 010 564567

TYPE OF INSTITUTION
Type of institution 
Museum
LEGAL STATUS
Are you part of a larger entity / legal body? 
Yes
If yes, please specify  
Municipality of Genova, Division of Museums and Libraries
CETAF MEMBERSHIP
Category 
Full member
CETAF Official representative
Name, position, phone, e-mail, research field 

Luca BARTOLOZZI

Member of the Executive Committee? 
No
CETAF DEPUTY
Director / legal representative of the institution (title, name, phone, e-mail, research field) 

Dr Giuliano Doria, +39 105 645 67, gdoria@comune.genova.itHerpetology

PERSONNEL
Scientific staff 
Permanent (P)Non – Permanent (NP)
a) TOTAL scientific staff3
b) Scientific staff linked to Collections
c) Post-docs / PhD students
d) Others (Associates, etc.)
TOTAL (a+b+c+d)3
Other staff (administration etc.) 
Permanent (P)Non – Permanent (NP)
e) Exhibitions
f) Collection Managers / technicians3
g) Others 6
TOTAL (e+f+g) 9
Total permanent staff 
12
Total non-permanent staff 
0
Grand total (permanent + non-permanent Staff) 
12
Male (%) 
50
Female (%) 
50
Externalized services, permanent positions 
6
Total (permanent and non-permanent staff + externalized personnel)  
18
Any other information concerning the staff 

Concession for Ticket office and guard (3); Agreement for Didactic activities (3)

R&D facilities
How many laboratories are in use in your institution? 
3
List of laboratories 

1. Laboratory for taxidermy

2. Laboratory to manage alcohol collections

 

3. Laboratory with optical microscope

Exhibitions
Number of permanent exhibitions 
1
List of permanent exhibitions  
Name 
The permanent exhibition consists of 6,000 specimens; 19 halls for Zoology, 1 hall for Paleontology, 1 hall for Mineralogy, 1 hall for Cell
Number of recent exhibitions 
3
Recent Temporary Exhibitions (< 2 years) 
Name 
Snakes: posters about biology, systematic and ecology of snakes, living animals
Name 
Spiders: posters about biology, systematic and ecology of spiders, living animals
Name 
Artists4rhino: artworks about rhino
Number of current exhibitions 
1
Current Temporary Exhibitions 
Name 
Dinosaurs
Number of future exhibitions 
1
Future exhibitions  
Name 
Animal Mimicry
RESEARCH FIELDS
Scientific publications
Annual journals/series 

Annali del Museo Civico di Storia Naturale “Giacomo Doria”

Other publications 

Doriana

EARTH SCIENCES (Geology, Mineralogy, Palaeontology,…) 
TypologyPrimary typesIndividual specimens/objects% registered cards% recorded cards in database
1.1Palaeontology516000
1.2Mineralogy18000
1.3Geology1000
LIFE SCIENCES (Zoology, Biology, Botany, Mycology,…) 
TypologyPrimary typesIndividual specimens/objects% registered cards % recorded cards in database
2.1Botany40550008050
2.2Mycology545009090
2.3Zoology1500043670002010
Total specimens (all collections) 
4,461,500
Outstanding collection features 

The collections are known throughout the global scientific community for its four-and-a-half million specimens from all over the world. They are famous especially, in addition to European specimens, for the material coming from the archipelago Indo-Malaysian (visited by Odoardo Beccari, Elio Modigliani and Lamberto Loria), New Guinea (Luigi Maria D'Albertis and Odoardo Beccari) and Burma (Leonardo Fea); from northeast Africa (O. Antinori, E. Ruspoli and V. Bottego) and West Africa (visited by Leonardo Fea); from central and southern America. The most are collected during the second half of the 19° century.Of particular note are the ornithological, mammalian, and rich entomological collections. 

Does your institution have an Index Seminum? 

No

Heritage sciences (art, manuscripts, maps, photographs...) 
  • Type(s) of objects: monographs, extracts, journals
  • No. of objects (of each type): 18.000 monographs, 76.000 extracts, 1.200 journals
Genetic Repositories
Does your institution have a DNA bank? 
No
Does your institution have a seed bank? 
No
COLLECTION’S RELATED INFORMATION
Number of outgoing loans (parcels / specimens) per year 
100 parcels with 4,000 specimens
Number of accessions (specimens) per year 
2,000
Number of scientific visitors per year 
30
MAIN AREAS OF TAXONOMIC EXPERTISE 
Entomology
Herpetology
Arachnology
COMMUNICATION MATERIAL
Main activities of communication and outreach 

Website, Social media (YouTube, facebook), Press visits, Printed materials, Institutional videos, Exhibitions, Guided visits, Electronic newsletter

Logo 
Contact person at your institution for communications / press / external relations (name, position, phone, e-mail) 

Dr Giuliano Doria, +39 10564567, gdoria@comune.genova.it

Visitors
Last year:  
73 700
Trends (past and future) 

+18%

If your institution is involved with non-university-based teaching or education programmes, please describe them & the partners 

Our museum offers guided visits and laboratories for all types of schools

If your institution is involved with universities in teaching or education programmes, please name and describe them 

Our museum supports the students with internships of cataloging parts of the collections

Contact person at your institution for education / teaching / training (name, position, phone, e-mail) 

Dr Giuliano Doria, +39 10564567, gdoria@comune.genova.it

THREE MAIN TOPICS OF CURRENT INTEREST FOR YOUR INSTITUTION 

Systematic resarch

Cataloguing of the collections

Last update 
11.24.16