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With ten million specimens and over four centuries of history, the Museum of Natural History of the University of Florence is the most important Italian natural history museum and one of the largest in the world.
The Museum is organized in eight sections located in various parts of Florence: Anthropology and Ethnology, Biomedicine, Botany, Chemistry, Geology and Palaeontology, Mineralogy, Botanical Garden, Zoology.
All the collections are actively studied, conserved, expanded and exhibited in order to transmit the extraordinary patrimony of scientific and historical knowledge that is the true value of a museum.
The spirit of the Renaissance, which marked the beginning of the modern age and produced an effective synthesis between science and art in Florence, still animates the Museum, where the desire for renovation is admirably combined with the wish to maintain ties with tradition.