On my arrival in Kharkov I stayed with my readers. Andrei and Yana, the leading blog Encyclopedia of wandering. Andrew is working Researcher at the Museum of Nature of Kharkov National University. V.N. Karazin. The term is long, so I’m for Convenience and brevity, I will call it the Museum of Nature of Kharkov. So, Andrew spent for me a separate tour of his place work. So I was lucky, and in a free rhythm I could walk along halls of the museum, take pictures, get answers to their stupid questions to go “behind the scenes” of the museum. For ordinary visitors visiting is possible only as part of excursion groups.
The content of the article
- 1 Museum of Nature of Kharkov
- 2 A little bit backstage
- 3 Museum of Nature of Kharkov – work time
Kharkov Nature Museum
Kharkiv Museum of Nature recently celebrated its 200-year-old anniversary. It was formed from the collections of zoological and mineralogical classrooms of Kharkiv National University them. V.N. Karazin to this day is not a separate legal person, and one of the university departments. The very first exhibits were delivered from Hannover in 1807, after which The study of natural science was formed. Subsequently his foundation repeatedly replenished, and the office turned into two separate Museum – zoological and mineralogical. Only in the 60s of the twentieth centuries both offices finally united in the Museum of Nature, being in his separate building, a former student dormitory on Trinkler Street.
Museum of Nature Kharkiv outside
The Museum of Nature is one of the largest museums in Europe, its The collection has more than 250 thousand exhibits, among which stuffed animals from around the world, a rich collection of insects, mountain rocks and minerals. As I learned, missing parts of skeletons are often are made of plaster, and some colorful carcasses are tinted with paint – nothing lasts forever. Frame stuffed do on two technologies – from wire and wool or paper mache. Last – more modern and durable.
Andrew starts the tour for me
The head of an elephant was given a few years ago to the neighboring zoo
Tusks elephant stoch on the lattice at the zoo
The mouth of the sperm whale, and its length is 20 meters
Years later, some bones are shiny with fat.
The brain of a dolphin and a man, find 10 differences
I found out what a whaleb mustache looks like. He is not a mustache at all.
Lioness and lion cub
Coral turns animals
One of the most colorful stands in the museum
Seashells from around the world
Pisces make it harder, look like plastic
The most unpleasant thing is all kinds of worms.
There is even a behemoth
I finally found out what saigas look like. So cute and funny!
Ladder cell entangled vines
University equipment on the backside
Charoite – mined only in Russia
The museum keeper’s corner
Corridors of the Museum of Nature
A little sorry for the little animals, but in the fields of all kinds they die much more. And in the museum at least you can promote the love of animals.
A little backstage
Fans of their work really work in the Museum of Nature. Otherwise How can I work for a salary of 6000r, I can’t put my mind to it. Surely you have to earn money or somehow get out. But if If the museum was located a little to the west, in neighboring countries, one could devote oneself entirely to scientific activity. It’s amazing how many strong-willed people in our countries are which hold museums and other similar organizations.
Common room for evenings with a mammoth in the corner
It also becomes a little sad that the museum staff has to dodge and improve the museum’s exposition with minimal means sometimes out of pocket. In particular, tape recorders with in some exposures, the sound recording of birds was replaced by local ones. craftsmen on mp3 players. Immediately recall the technical equipment in as virtual media players on the Menara Tower Malaysia.
Cassette recorders replaced with mp3 players
I also managed to ask for help in the taxidermy workshop, where do some exhibits and walk through the corridors in the basement. Good environment for computer games, gothic.
Taxidermy workshop is located in the basement
In the basement corridors hang portraits of the former leader
No entry for unauthorised people
Taxidermist at the desk
Kharkov Nature Museum – open time
The museum is open from 8:30 to 16:30.
The cost of attendance – 300 hryvnia (1200r) with a group of 1-15 people. You can come alone, but you need to pay in full excursion service. Free to walk through the museum without guide can not be. There is an option – to come on Saturday, when groups of single visitors gather.
The Museum of Nature is located on Trinkler Street, 8, in 5 minutes walk from the metro station “University”.
Museum site – muzei-prirody.blogspot.com/
About my walk in Kharkov and Kharkov zoo can read the relevant articles
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