Ref NoMS/642
TitlePhotographs relating to the Darwinianum Museum and its founder, A.E. Kohts - 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 11 photographs relating to Alexander Eric Kohts [also known as Coates], the founder of the Darwinianum Museum, as well as photographs of the old and new Musuem Darwinianum buildings. 1 photograph shows Kohts as a young man in a room surrounded by women, 2 men and stuffed animals [thought to be taken when he gave lectures at the Moscow Higher Female Courses at the University of Moscow]. Also includes a series of 17 photographs of an exhibition on variation in mammals and birds.

Photographs are contained in a white and brown presentation folder with a photograph of a picture of Carl Linnaeus on the front.
Extent1 folder
Related MaterialMS/637-MS/646
Creator NameMuseum Darwinianum, Moscow
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