Muséum d'histoire naturelle de Marseille

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Façade du Muséum d'Histoire naturel

The Muséum d’histoire naturel de Marseille or Natural History Museum of Marseille was founded in 1819 by Jean-Baptiste, marquis de Montgrand. It is located in the Palais Longchamp.

The museum houses 83,000 zoological specimens, 200, 000 botanical specimens, 81,000 fossils, and 8,000 mineral specimens.

The four exhibitions areas are

  • la salle Safari -World Fauna- section concentrating on accidental imports through the port.
  • la salle de Provence-Regional Fauna and Flora
  • la salle d'ostéologie- Comparative Anatomy
  • la salle de préhistoire, sur l'évolution- Prehistory and Evolution.

The museum organises conferences and temporary exhibitions.

History-One of the museums directors was Antoine Fortuné Marion(1846–1900).

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Coordinates: 43°18′14.1″N 5°23′40.3″E / 43.303917°N 5.394528°E / 43.303917; 5.394528