Three years after the exhibition “the making of biodiversity” was inaugurated, the National Museum of Natural Sciences (MNCN) is finally publishing the exhibition’s catalogue. The presentation of the catalogue will take place on the 25th of February 2015 at 7 pm in the “Salón de Actos” of the Museum in Madrid. As scientific curator of this exhibition, Miguel Araújo wrote the following introductory text that we share with you.

“My first memory in life is that of being overwhelmed by the presence of animals while visiting my grandparents in Africa. Shortly after, I visited one of the natural history museums in Europe, and my memories of this visit are so vivid today that I still remember the stairs leading to the main hall of the museum. Why would these events have such long lasting imprint in my memory? Is it that I am particularly beset by animals? Or is it that all of us share an innate emotional affiliation to other living organisms?” To read more click here.