The study of biodiversity through research based on collections and the transfer of scientific knowledge to the public, for the purpose of public education and entertainment.
Furthermore, the spreading of knowledge about the national and worldwide natural heritage as well as increasing the awareness of the public about contemporary environment, species and habitats conservational efforts.
“Grigore Antipa” National Museum of Natural History is one of the oldest research institutions in the field of biodiversity and public education. It is in the same time one of the well known and highly appreciated “databases” due to the Museum’s collections, some of them valuable assets of the worldwide thesaurus.
The Museum was established on November 3rd 1834, at the initiative of the brother of the King Alexandru Ghica, the Great Count Mihalache Ghica, who donated important collections, including Greek, Roman and Byzantine coins, rock and mineral, fossils, mollusk, fish, birds and mammals collections, as well as works of art.