Aspects of geographical representativness to the acquisition of the natural science collections of the regional museum

Author(s):  Yu.V. Glazyrina, no, no, Perm State National Research University, Perm, Russia,

Issue:  Volume 43, № 4

Rubric:  Earth sciences

Annotation:  The article presents an overview of the geographical representativeness of natural science collections of regional museums of the Perm Region, Russia. Regional (or local history) museums in Russia are a kind of historical and geographical phenomenon that emerged in the late 19th century, formed in the modern sense in the first half of the 20th century and is now in the process of rethinking its role. They present different aspects of the cultural, natural, historical features of the territory, providing its complex representativeness. Article analysis several principles of natural collections acquisition for regional museums (principle of geographical representativeness, complexity, data access, typological principle, etc.) in correlation with the geographical aspects of natural heritage representations, some retrospective and perspective tendencies are revealed. The data covers natural history collections dynamics from 2016 to 2018. Perm Regional Museum, one of the largest regional museums in Russia, and the network of 37 museums, ex situ preserves the natural science collections of the territory comparable in area with small states. Some recommendations for the acquisition of natural science collections are provided in connection with the spatial assessment of their geographical representativeness

Keywords:  geographical representativeness, geographical diversity, natural science collections, local history museum, regional museum, geographical region, Perm Region

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