21 September 2021
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The museum complex

A com­plex of unique muse­ums, herbar­i­um and the largest Russ­ian spe­cial­ized for­est sci­ence ori­ent­ed library are the pride of the For­est Tech­ni­cal University.
Muse­um of For­est Ento­mol­o­gy named after M.N. Rim­skiy-Kor­sakov was found­ed in 1885 at the Depart­ment of Zool­o­gy at the ini­tia­tive of out­stand­ing biol­o­gist N.A. Kholod­kovskiy. Its col­lec­tion con­sists of the fol­low­ing parts: tax­on­o­my and gen­er­al ento­mol­o­gy, soil pests, young growth pests, nee­dle and leaf-eat­ing insects, bark bee­tles, tech­ni­cal pests, seed pests, hard­wood pests, and flo­ral pests. Muse­um of For­est Ento­mol­o­gy is a unique and famous for its bio­log­i­cal col­lec­tions which present mature insects, pre-adult stages, sam­ples of dam­age, and so on. The col­lec­tion amounts more than 5,000 insects and is used as an “open man­u­al” for not only stu­dents, but also many scientists-entomologists.

Muse­um of For­est Ani­mals and Birds named after A.A. Silan­tyev was found­ed in 1895–1899 by A.A. Silan­tyev and N.A. Kholod­kovskiy. It con­tains an expo­si­tion of for­est ani­mals and birds, rep­re­sen­ta­tives of major orders and fam­i­lies of for­est mam­mals and birds, and also a col­lec­tion of hunt­ing equip­ment. Here one can see 1,000 stuffed ani­mals and birds, about 50 units of hunt­ing equip­ment of North nations, col­lec­tions of nests, animal’s and bird’s foot­prints, horns, and eggs.

Forestry Muse­um named after G.F. Moro­zov gives its vis­i­tors – school­child­ren, stu­dents, spe­cial­ists, researchers – an open view of for­est nature, its geog­ra­phy, struc­ture and dynam­ics of for­est com­mu­ni­ties, ecosys­tems of dif­fer­ent types of for­est. Exhibits-mod­els rep­re­sent par­tic­u­lar inter­est, illus­trat­ing stages of for­est stands for­ma­tion and devel­op­ment, tech­niques of up-to-date cut­tings, and also reaf­foresta­tion process at cuttings.

Soil and Geo­log­i­cal Muse­um was cre­at­ed at the Depart­ment of Soil Sci­ence more than 130 years ago. Col­lec­tion of min­er­als and rocks is pre­sent­ed by groups and geo­log­i­cal peri­ods, and that of soils – by cli­mat­ic zones. The unique col­lec­tion of soil cores col­lect­ed more than 100 years ago is of excep­tion­al value.

Herbar­i­um named after I.P. Borodin (with the sta­tus of Nation­al pat­ri­mo­ny) includes type spec­i­mens which were used for orig­i­nal descrip­tions of plant species. Funds amount 170,000 units, learn­ing herbar­i­um – 9,000 sam­ples. The Herbar­i­um has sev­er­al main parts: domes­tic flo­ra, world flo­ra, woody plants, and herbar­i­um of Wil­lows and Poplars (7,680 specimens).