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Research Departments
The Museumís research-related structure, as shown in the organization chart below, comprises of five Research Departments (Departments of Zoology, Botany, Geology and Paleontology, Anthropology and Science and Engineering); two gardens (Tsukuba Botanical Garden and Institute for Nature Study); three information centers ( Collection Center, Center for Molecular Biodiversity Research and Center of History of Japanese Industrial Technology); and the Showa Memorial Institute.

The National Museum of Nature and Science Research-related Organization Chart The National Museum of Nature and Science Research-related Organization Chart
The National Museum of Nature and Science Research Projects and Collections
Booklet The National Museum of Nature and Science Research Projects and Collections provides detailed information on the research conducted by the Research Departments, a major function of the Museum. The booklet was published in 2008 with the objective of publicizing the Museumís research activities.

A PDF version of the booklet can be downloaded here.
The National Museum of Nature and Science Research Projects and Collections (PDF file: 2MB ,Japanese only.)