The Natural History room

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A 19th century museographic design

 

This room shows the aim of classification of the natural world that was dear to the natural history museum in the 19th century. Although these scientific spaces have now gradually disappeared with the renovation of museums, the aim in this case was to conserve the traditional presentation as a piece of heritage, recalling the history of natural sciences and the complexity of the relationship between Man and Nature. In the 19th century, animals were seen as enemies of people: the taxidermal stuffing of specimens reflects the aggressiveness of the relationships between them.