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May 14, 2020

Lviv Zoological Museum will conduct a free online tour

The Zoological Museum of Ivan Franko National University of Lviv invites Lviv residents to its online broadcast of the tour on May 18. This was reported on the Facebook page of the institution.
An online tour is organized to celebrate International Museum Day.

"Our Museum is still closed, so we will try to" meet "with you in a new format. As part of the celebration of the International Museum Day (May 18), we offer you to visit the Zoological Museum online! We will conduct an online broadcast of the tour on our Facebook page, "the museum said in a statement.

The online broadcast will begin on May 18 at 1 p.m. The tour will last approximately 1-1.5 hours.

By the way, the museum has unique exhibits of mammoths and rhinos, which were inaccessible for more than 20 years before. It took about two years to restore them.
Zoological Museum of LNU. I. Franko is one of the oldest university museums in Europe. It was founded as the Cabinet of Natural History in 1784. It acquired the status of the Zoological Museum on February 25, 1885.

The scientific collections of the museum number more than 180 thousand exhibits, of which about 10 thousand form an exposition. The museum's funds represent the fauna of all continents and all waters of the globe. Today the museum has four halls, a corridor-gallery, a storage room and a working space with a total area of ​​469.4 m2.

Museum collections are of exceptional importance to science and are virtually unreproducible in the event of their loss or destruction. They are important sources for studying the problems of environmental change, conservation and restoration of biodiversity as the basis for the functioning of the biosphere. This is practically the only form of scientifically documented material evidence of species diversity and changes in the habitats of animals, which can be subjected to critical revision according to modern taxonomy.