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The Consortium of European Taxonomic Facilities​ and its 63 institutions join the European Commission Global Coalition “United for #Biodiversity”

  • 28 Sep 2020

Reconciliation with Nature

Our practices are biased by eons of cultural and religious traditions which regard humans as separate from Nature.

From our earliest texts (Genesis 1:28: “Be fruitful and increase in number; fill the earth and subdue it. Rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky and over every living creature that moves on the ground.”) we humans are taught that we are separate from nature.

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NHDPlay program_natural & man-made disasters

  • 29 Oct 2020

The multiplier events on the natural and man-made disasters that took place at the Museum of Natural History of Crete-University of Crete (MFIK-PK), October 21 & 22 2020, within the framework of the NHDPlay program, were successfully completed.

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New publication of the book "Crete, a continent in an island"

  • 21 Sep 2015

The Natural History Museum (University of Crete) has recently released the long-awaited book on the nature of Crete, entitled "Crete, a continent in an island" translated by Ben Petre. This publication is an essay by Dimos Tsantilis, a writer and communicator of science, in cooperation with scientists working at the museum, containing more than 350 color photographs (and drawings).

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Academy of Sciences of Athens award NHMC

  • 29 Jan 2013

During a very decent ceremony that took place on the evening of the 28th of December 2012 at the Academy of Sciences in Athens, the Natural History Museum of Crete of the University of Crete was awarded by the Emmanuel Benakis prize of the Academy.

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Dinos of Patagonia in Athens

  • 03 Oct 2012

The exhibition "Dinos of Patagonia in Athens" opened on the first of October 2012. The exhibition will be hosted at the Riding Center of Olympic Properties at Goudi park, opposite of the Badminton theater, untill 31 of May 2013, and is co-organized by the Natural History Museum of Crete, the Grupo Cultural SRL and the Friends of Natural History Museum of Crete.

The visiting hours are:

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