Ref NoMS/637
TitlePhotographs of exhibits on the life and work of Charles Darwin - Museum Darwinianum
AdminHistoryThe State Darwin Museum [formerly known as the Museum Darwinianum, Moscow] was established in 1907 by Professor Alexander Eric Kohts [also known as Coates], from his own collection of biological specimens. Kohts was a museum researcher, who read the lectures on the theory of evolution at the Moscow Higher Female Courses at the University of Moscow. When it was opened, it was the first museum devoted only to the theory of evolution. In 1911 Alexander Kohts married Dr Nadezhda Ladygina, the animal behaviourist, and they were co-directors of the museum until 1964. Plans for a new building for the museum were begun in the 1960s but not complete until the 1990s. The museum is still in existence today.
DescriptionSeries of 9 photographs of exhibits on the life and work of Charles Darwin, mounted to commemorate the 1959 centenary celebrations. Also includes a similar set of 6 smaller photographs in an envelope from A.E. Kohts.. Headings of photograph groups include:

- From the life of Charles Darwin
- From the boyhood and early years of Charles Darwin
- From the voyage of the "Beagle"
- Charles Darwin and the "Origin of Species"
- On "Natural Selection"
- On "Artificial Selection"
- Charles Darwin at different age

Photographs are contained within a blue presentation folder which has a photograph of a bust of Darwin on the front, and the words 'On the Centenary of Darwinism 1859-1959. To the Linnean Society of London. From the "Museum Darwinianum" of Moscow, founder and Director:'
Extent2 folders
Related MaterialMS/637-MS/646
Creator NameMuseum Darwinianum, Moscow
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