The National Natural History Collections Day on Saturday 17 November 2018 was a success with more than 1400 visitors in 23 institutions all over the country. Most of them took part in visits in small groups into the hidden parts of museums and herbaria, whereas other followed conferences or special tours in the institutions’ exhibitions. Many of the visitors did not know before that so many specimens were held in natural history collections in Switzerland. They also had the chance to discover the scientific research associated with Natural History collections.
Based on the feedback from the participating institutions, the Swiss Systematics Society will organize a similar event in 2020.
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