The Zoological Museum (Department of Zoology, Faculty of Life Sciences), the National Herbarium of algae, fungi, and lichen (Department of Molecular Biology and Ecology of Plants, Faculty of Life Sciences), National Anthropological Collections (Department of Anatomy, Faculty of Medicine), and the collections and laboratories of biological archeology (Institute of Archeology, Faculty of Life Sciences) have joined forces to establish the Steinhardt Museum of Natural History, Israel National Center for Biodiversity Studies.  The Museum maintains millions of specimens that record the fauna and flora of the region over the past century, as well as the development and history of humankind.  The collections are an extremely active National Research Infrastructure that is used every year by hundreds of scientists, graduate students, and professionals from Israel and the world.

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