Taxonomy of Beetles

September 8, 2014

This Course is organized by Dr. Luca Bartolozzi, Head of Zoology Department “La Specola” of the Natural History Museum University of Florence, in the framework of the project COLLMAP.

The ANMS – National Association of Science Museums, thanks to a grant from the Ministry of Education, University and Research, is implementing the project CollMap to survey the biological collections hosted in the Italian museums. Up today, more than 169 scientific institutions (Museums of Natural History and Herbaria) have already started working on the portal by entering CollMap metadata referred to biological collections, underscoring the very heavy scientific heritage (tens of millions of copies ) kept throughout the country.

The objective of CollMap is also to undertake the training of new taxonomists, who will collaborate with specialists working in museums, in order to increase, preserve and study the precious materials entrusted to them.


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