History of Mineralogy / Crystallography / Earth Science

  • The EUROMIN project
    history of mineralogy project by 8 European mineralogy museums

  • History of the Earth Sciences Society
    Membership in the History of the Earth Sciences Society (HESS) offers opportunities to interact and exchange ideas with others interested in the history of the geosciences


  • Musée de Minéralogie de Strasbourg
    historical reference collection of 30,000 samples of minerals dating mainly from the nineteenth century, 2773 crystallographic models and 150 scientific instruments

  • Teylers Museum (Haarlem)
    The oldest museum in the Netherlands contains fossils, minerals, ancient physical instruments, an extensive library and much more. Collections of late 18th and early 19th century crystal models by Romé de L'Isle and Haüy

  • Krügerhaus (TU Bergakademie Freiberg)
    Apart from a collection of German minerals, there is a complete set of 743 pear wood crystal models designed by Paul Groth and produced by Krantz in Bonn in 1880

  • History of Science Museum
    a department of the University of Oxford, the museum has a collection of scientific inventions, devices, and instruments from different cultures, places, and times in human history

  • GUM (Gents Universiteitsmuseum)
    the science museum of Ghent University (Belgium), with special objects and stories from a range of disciplines

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