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University of Lisbon - National Museum of Natural History and Science (MUHNAC-UL)

 Contact details
Contact personDr. Marta Lourenço 
StreetRua da Escola Politécnica, 58 
Address 1250-102 - Lisboa (Portugal) 
 Organisation details
Employees (in Depart.)51-250 
Organisation TypeSecondary or higher education establishment 
 Research Focus

 Fields of activities:
» History
» Other humanities
» Anthropology
» Other social sciences
» Other formal sciences
» Education (incl. training, pedagogy, didactics)
» Library and museum studies
» Other applied sciences

 Brief description of your activity focus
Document the diversity and history of the natural world, making first hand reserach in the life sciences and history of science

 Details about Expertise / Competences / Technologies
The National Museum of Natural History and Science (MUHNAC), integrated in the University of Lisbon since
its foundation in 1911, is fully engaged in the mission of documenting the diversity and history of the
natural world, making first hand science through innovative R&D in the life sciences and history of science,
and promoting scientific culture through the accessibility of its collections, as well as through exhibitions,
educational programmes and hands-on activities. The Museum hosts several researchers, PhD and MSc
students, mainly focusing their research on biodiversity, systematics, evolution, paleontology of
vertebrates, sedimentary geology, environmental education, science communication, astronomy, history of
science, material and visual culture of science, scientific heritage and history of museums and collections.
The Museum researchers have a wide experience of participation in national and international projects
including projects funded by the European Commission.
 Research Activities

 Project participation
Project #1
Project TypeOther (International)
Project TitleNatural Europe
AcronymNatural Europe
Specific ThemeICT-PSP
Project websitehttp://www.natural-europe.eu
CoordinatorGreek Research & Technology Network – GREECE
Project #2
Project TypeFP7
Project TitleHow will life bee in 2020
AcronymFuture 2020
Specific ThemeEuropean Researchers Night 2013
Project websitehttp://nei2013.eu/
CoordinatorAgencia Ciencia Viva

 International and national projects beyond EU Framework Programme
On the Instruments Trail, History of Science

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