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Swedish Museum of Natural History
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Vision and tasks
Our vision is to advance our knowledge of the natural world, inspiring better care of our planet.
To help make our vision to come true, we have formulated our mission statement: We want to be a centre of knowledge and a thriving meeting place for the general public and experts alike.
The Swedish Museum of Natural History is an authority under the Ministry of Culture. The operation of the Museum is regulated largely by two documents, partly by the "Regulation (1988:1249) with guidelines for the Swedish Museum of Natural History" and partly by an annual letter of regulation.
The guidelines among other things direct that: "The Swedish Museum of Natural History has as its mission to promote the interest for and knowledge and research about the make-up and development of the universe and the earth, the plant and animal life of the earth together with human biology and the natural environment."
The guidelines state furthermore that: "The Museum shall in particular look after, register, scientifically process and by means of new acquisitions enrich the collections which have been entrusted to the Museum, keep a selection of the collections available for the general public and other pedagogical activity, carry out and support research within the subject areas which are covered by the operations of the Museum.
The Museum is nationally responsible for the field of natural history. Within this field the Museum shall: " Work for an appropriate co-ordination of the museum service, especially between museums at a central and regional level, work for a development of the contacts between the museum service and its external environment and in that way represent the museum service."
• Collections – preservation and accessibility
• Knowledge development – fundamental scientific research
• Broadening perspective – engaging the public with science
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The museum has a large number of educational programs to engage the general public with science and the museum collections. Several large-scale initiatives (GBIF Sweden, DINA open source collection manager, Naturforskaren) are dedicated to providing public access to collection data and biodiversity information in general.
In addition, the museum is running obseravtional citizen science programs, such as:
-Seal watching (http://www.nrm.se/forskningochsamlingar/miljoforskningochovervakning/rapporteradjur/fyndavdodsal.9003575.html)
-Porpoise watching (http://www.gbif.se/tumlare/index.php/report/create)
-Otter watching (http://www.nrm.se/forskningochsamlingar/miljoforskningochovervakning/rapporteradjur/utterforskningochrapportering.9000751.html) and
-Bird ringing reporting (http://www.nrm.se/forskningochsamlingar/miljoforskningochovervakning/ringmarkningscentralen.214.html).
A project dedicated to collection digitization will be hosted on https://www.notesfromnature.org from May 2017. The museum will host a first Citizen Science Day on 20. May 2017.
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