Other scientific ativity: the management of botanical collections
Classification and conservation of scientific collections are fundamental and prove to be the first meanings of Natural History Museums with scientific and cultural valorisation. However sometimes these collections were poorly conserved and unexploited in the absence of national or local management policy..
Today, setting up a policy of management of such collections necessitates measures of conservation and valorisation to be applied. These cannot be taken before the preliminary work of inventory and classifying which allows to know historic and patrimonial values of the collections but also their scientific and didactic values. These measures aim also at a better conservation of a patrimony sometimes irreplaceable.
Superb medical herbarium of late 18th century from the Natural History Museum of Aix-en-Provence.
One of the thousand specimen of lichens (Cladonia rangiferina L.) of the cryptogamic herbarium from the Natural History Museum of Aix-en-Provence.
|One manuscript, Stizenberger’s manuscript, among the amount from the botanical collections of the Natural History Museum of Aix-en-Provence. In addition to my research work on the place and role of disturbances on ecosystems, I worked from 1999 to 2002 on the management of the botanical collection of the Natural History Museum of Aix-en-Provence. During three years, I realized a work of inventory and conservation of the botanical collections mainly composed of herbarium (http://www.museumaix.fr.st/).|