Die Bibliothek des „Museum National d'Histoire Naturelle“ in Paris

Gabel, Gernot U.
July 2010
Bibliotheksdienst;2010, Vol. 44 Issue 7, p675
Trade Publication
This article describes both the museum and the museum library of the Museum National d'Histoire Naturelle (MNHN) in Paris, France. The museum started out as a botanical garden for naturalists in the 17th century. It was expanded and funded by King Louis XIV and called the "Jardin Royal" until the state took control during the French Revolution. The library was also a part of the "Jardin Royal," with a collection that grew over time to encompass several thousand books, monographs and paintings.


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