Nature Museum, photograph by Victoria Yakimenko

The State Museum of Nature of Kharkiv National University bearing the name of Krazen is one of the oldest museums in Europe, a large educational and educational scientific center in Ukraine, which deals with exhibition, research, and educational work, and promotes scientific and environmental knowledge.

Shortly after the opening of Imperial Kharkiv, its board of directors appealed to all school principals to send the notable works of land to the university. In 1805, the Guardian of the Kharkiv Educational District, Earl Severin Potoki, bought a group of Professor Andrei in Hanover, and in St. Petersburg, a collection of Italian Shetty, consisting of many types of animals: corals, shells, mollusks, insects, birds and fossil animals. . They arrived in Kharkiv on April 2, 1807. This date is considered to be the day the museum was founded.

Well-known scholars and public figures, as well as all nature lovers, participated in the collection and development of the museum's collection. The museum has become a site of unique scientific values.

Nowadays, the museum's scientific holdings include more than 250,000 exhibits from all over the world. Carcasses, skulls, skeletons, bird eggs, wet and dry preparations of various animals, insects, rock and mineral specimens, fossil remains and skeletons, mold and plaster of extinct animal plaster were also filled. In the museum's 23 halls, exhibits are presented in four sections: geological, invertebrate and vertebrate animals, evolution of the organic world and nature conservation. The exhibits are presented in the form of systematic collections, as well as lively collections and bright dioramas, equipped with audiovisual facilities.

The museum performs educational functions, provides classes with students, advises researchers and scientists, and organizes temporary exhibitions on the topics of nature conservation, mineralogy and paleontology. The Museum of Nature maintains links with many scientific institutions and museums around the world. Every year, more than 40,000 residents, tourists, foreign guests, experts from various fields of science and scholars get acquainted with the exhibitions.

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