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Title: Herbarium collections policy of the Finnish Museum of Natural History
Authors: Väre, Henry
Myllys, Leena
Väinölä, Risto
Sihvonen, Pasi
Kuusijärvi, Anniina
Ståhls- Mäkelä, Gunilla
Kröger, Björn
Juslén, MarkkuAino
Schulman, Leif
Hyvärinen, Marko-Tapio
Keywords: accessioning;vascular plants;algae;best practices;bryophytes;collections management;deaccessioning;fungi;herbarium;lichens;natural history collections
Publication Date: 2020
Publisher: ICEDIG
Citation: itation: Väre H, Myllys L, Väinölä R, Sihvonen P, Kuusijärvi A, Ståhls-Mäkelä G, Kröger B, Oinonen M, Juslén A, Schulman L, Hyvärinen M-T (2020) Herbarium collections policy of the Finnish Museum of Natural History. Research Ideas and Outcomes 6: e60470.
Abstract: The herbarium collections are sub-collections of the Finnish Museum of Natural History Luomus that manages national natural history collections, as referred to in the Universities Act. The general collections policy defines the overall principles and guidelines concerning the collections practices. The sub-collections policies specify its guidelines and instructions, considering the special nature of the sub-collections. The policy for the botanical and mycological herbarium collections guides the activities related to all botanical, mycological and phycological collections in herbaria, hence excluding digital collections, DNA and tissue samples as well as living collections, which have separate policies. The herbarium collections policy defines and outlines the purpose of the collections as is to accrue and preserve natural specimens representing biodiversity for research and university-level teaching. The policy defines the objectives and content of related activities, the division of responsibilities for the administration and care of the collections within the organisation, and the general principles and practices for the acquisition, preservation, availability and use of the collections.
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