THE RECENT PAST AND TODAY
The second section of the Natural History Museum was officially opened in 1988. It is located in the Botanic Garden (via Farini) and houses several galleries. For example, on display in the Del Prato gallery is the local fauna. Del Prato was Strobel’s assistant and his studies about vertebrates were particularly relevant.
The Don Boarini gallery shows a collection rich in lepidopterans (butterflies and moths).
Another gallery showcases other groups of invertebrates, whereas fossils from Parma area are displayed in the Peregrin Strobel’s galleries.
This section houses also the Temistocle Ferrante fine ethnographic collection from Congo.
At the present time the Museum is part of the Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Parma.