The National Museum of Natural History in Sofia (NMNHS) launched a new bilingual (in English and Bulgarian) website. The site is already available at www.nmnhs.com. It is expected that it will receive full functionality in the next two weeks.
The museum has a history of almost one hundred and twenty years. It is the oldest museum in Bulgaria and the oldest and richest among the natural history museums on the Balkan Peninsula. It was founded in 1889 by the Royal Prince Ferdinand under the name Royal Prince's Natural History Museum.
The mission of NMNHS incorporates the following areas: fundamental and applied studies, management and preservation of collections, promotion of natural-scientific knowledge through the exposition and popular literature, training of doctorate degree candidates and young experts, expert activities.