Natural Science Collections Alliance

Our members are part of an international community of museums, botanical gardens, herbariums, universities and other institutions that house natural science collections and utilize them in research, exhibitions, academic and informal science education, and outreach activities.

Fire Destroys Museum in Delhi

As reported by the BBC on April 26, 2016, the National Museum of Natural History in Delhi, India was destroyed in a fire of unknown origins.

Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar said: “This is a real loss. This loss cannot be counted in rupees. Some very old species of flora and fauna were there.”

Preliminary reports from fire officials indicate that the building’s fire safety mechanisms were not working.

Fire Destroys Museum in Delhi
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