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11. MINERAL MUSEUMS AND HISTORICAL MINERALOGY

MH110G: Mineral museums and Historical mineralogy
Convenors: Dana POP, Lydie TOURET, Renate SCHUMACHER, Dmitry BELAKOVSKY
Keynote: Anthony R. KAMPF, Invited: Lydie TOURET, Renate SCHUMACHER
Sponsored by: The Society of Mineral Museum Professionals (SMMP)
Brief description of the session:
Contributions to this general session are welcome from all fields of museum-related research, management and educational activities, as well as historical mineralogy that are not covered by the specialised sessions proposed for IMA2010 within the theme. The session will be a place of reunion of curators, researchers and conservators in mineral museums, of mineralogy historians as well as for all scientists that feel themselves connected to these topics to meet and to discuss their recent results.
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MH111: History of mineralogy: The role of the Carpathian region in the 18th century
Convenors
: Annibale MOTTANA, Péter RÓZSA
Keynote:
Ekkehart TILLMANNS
Sponsored by:
IUGS International Commission on the History of Geological Sciences (INHIGEO)
Brief description of the session:

History of Mineralogy should not only consider evolution of theories, but also account for the practical role played by the mining towns e.g., those all over the Carpathian Mountains, where numerous scientists were educated in mineral and metal dressing, thus setting the basis for Industrial Revolution.
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MH112: The scientific value of mineral beauty
Convenors
: Ştefan NICOLESCU, Gaston GIULIANI
Keynote: Juan Manuel GARCIA-RUIZ
Brief description of the session:
"Good looking" minerals have been collectors' items since times immemorial. Besides being beautiful, they also carry a wealth of scientific information. This session aims at bringing out of the closet the latest studies on such samples.
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