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N.º 18
2013
pp. 7-20

 

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The "Promotion of Tropical Knowledge" program at the Instituto de Investigação Científica Tropical: look into the past with future prospects

Maria da Conceição Casanova1,2,*, Susana Matos3

1 Instituto de Investigação Científica Tropical, Rua da Junqueira, n.º 86, 1.º andar, 1300-344 Lisboa, Portugal

2 Departamento de Conservação e Restauro, Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, 2829-516 Caparica, Portugal

3 Instituto de Investigação Científica Tropical, Jardim Botânico Tropical, Travessa Conde da Ribeira, n.º 9, 1300-142 Lisboa, Portugal

* ccasanova@iict.pt

Abstract

This paper presents the strategy adopted by the Instituto de Investigação Científica Tropical (Tropical Research Institute), in Lisbon, to access and conserve the natural history collections under its care, specifically fluid-preserved zoological and botanical collections, through the creation and implementation of the interdisciplinary project "Promotion of Tropical Knowledge". We discuss key issues and planned interventions, taking into account the need to preserve the chemical structure and the morphology of the specimens in the best possible way. The article focuses on the importance of maintaining the integrity of the containers which house the specimens and the fluid composition and its appropriate levels, creating a protective microenvironment around the specimens. Reference is also made to the importance of computer processing of collections, allowing its availability to the scientific community and acting as a form of long term preservation, since this means of safeguarding information may last even longer than the specimens themselves.

Keywords

Scientific collections
Natural history collections
Preservation
Conservation
Biodiversity

Language

Portuguese

Original title

O programa de 'Promoção do Saber Tropical' no Instituto de Investigação Científica Tropical: olhar para o passado com perspectivas de futuro

DOI

10.14568/cp2013005

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Conservar Património:
Casanova, M. C.; Matos, S., 'O programa de 'Promoção do Saber Tropical' no Instituto de Investigação Científica Tropical: olhar para o passado com perspectivas de futuro', Conservar Património 18 (2013) 7-20, https://doi.org/10.14568/cp2013005.

APA:
Casanova, M. C., & Matos, S. (2013). O programa de 'Promoção do Saber Tropical' no Instituto de Investigação Científica Tropical: olhar para o passado com perspectivas de futuro. Conservar Património, 18 7-20. DOI:10.14568/cp2013005.

Chicago:
Casanova, Maria da Conceição, and Susana Matos. 2013. "O programa de 'Promoção do Saber Tropical' no Instituto de Investigação Científica Tropical: olhar para o passado com perspectivas de futuro." Conservar Património 18:7-20. doi:10.14568/cp2013005.

NP405:
CASANOVA, Maria da Conceição; MATOS, Susana – O programa de 'Promoção do Saber Tropical' no Instituto de Investigação Científica Tropical: olhar para o passado com perspectivas de futuro. Conservar Património. [Em linha]. 18 (2013) 7-20 [Consult. ]. Disponível em WWW: <URL:https://doi.org/10.14568/cp2013005>. ISSN 21829942.

ABNT:
CASANOVA, Maria da Conceição; MATOS, Susana. O programa de 'Promoção do Saber Tropical' no Instituto de Investigação Científica Tropical: olhar para o passado com perspectivas de futuro. Conservar Património, Lisboa, v. 18, p. 7-20, 2013. Disponível em: <https://doi.org/10.14568/cp2013005>. Acesso em: .

History

Received: 2013-8-29
Revised: 2013-11-18
Accepted: 2013-11-23
Online: 2013-12-12
Publication: 2014-2-24

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