Collections of geological sciences and their importance

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Acta Mus. Moraviae, Sci. Geol. 85 (2000), issue 1–2, pages 191-193

Collections of geological sciences and their importance

Collection forming activity of any type is intrinsic to people. Collections have thus arisen at any time, differing only by their purpose. In the contribution types of collections of geological sciences are mentioned that have originated recently. In more detail are discussed collection funds of present day, the methods of acquiring them and their utilisation. Both the present and the past collection making cannot be judged in isolation from the other social phenomena. For that reason the mere description of collections and their possible development are not sufficient. An important role is still that of the historical approach to the study.


Rudolf Musil, Department of Geology and Palaeontology, Faculty of Sciences, Masaryk University, Kotlářská 2, 611 37 Brno, Czech Republic, e-mail:

Musil, R., 2000: Collections of geological sciences and their importance. - Acta Musei Moraviae, Sci. Geol., 85, 191-193 (with Czech summary)
ISSN: 1211–8796