According to the International Council Of Museums (ICOM) Statutes, adopted during the 21st General Conference in 2007, a museum is a “non-profit, permanent institution in the service of society and its development, open to the public, which acquires, conserves, researches, communicates and exhibits the tangible and intangible heritage of humanity and its environment for the purposes of education, study and enjoyment“.
The Natural History Museum of Venice:
- promotes scientific researches
- organises educational activities for schools
- opens to the public a rich naturalistic library
- guarantee conservation, restauration, cataloguing and increasing of its naturalistic collections
- offer educational services in the scientific-naturalistic field, through permanent and temporary exhibitions, courses and conferences, laboratories and editorial activities.