In November 2018 the Finnish Museum of Natural History Luomus celebrated the 340th anniversary of the national collections in natural sciences.
In honour of the anniversary, entrance to the museum was free of charge on Father’s Day, 11 November, while a ceremony for invited guests was held on 21 November. During the event, funds were raised to reform the exhibition activities of Luomus and to digitise the over 13 million natural specimens. You can find a related release here (in Finnish only) and view photos from the ceremony in the picture gallery included in the annual report.
Published on 6 November 2018, Photo: Max Söderholm
Anniversary videos on research utilising the collections (in Finnish only) found here.