Público highlights efforts by CIUHCT researchers in preservation of scientific collection
04 June 2019
In its june 3 edition, the Público newspaper, in its Science section, revisited the story of the scientific collection of Escola-Oficina Nº1, an early 20th Century primary school in the Graça neighbourhood, in Lisbon. The collection's objects — such as taxidermied animals, skeletons — were used in science teaching, and wer fortuituously (re)discovered by CIUHCT researcher João Monteiro, PhD student, who wrote a paper on the collection for the Endeavour journal.
Público's reporting describes the process of identification, the support of the National Museum of Natural History and Science and the PRISC Network (via CIUHCTer Marta Lourenço) in the preservation of the set, and the context of the school itself, which has already merited a PhD dissertation.