MUSEUM OF AMBER INCLUSIONSDepartment of Invertebrate Zoology and Parasitology
ul. Wita Stwosza 59, 80-308 Gdańsk
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  • The University collection of inclusions is a natural history collection that stores and shares research materials. From the beginning of the museum we cooperate with scientists in Poland and abroad, we conduct joint research, organize workshops and conferences. The development of the Laboratory and the Amber Workshop allows preparation of photographic documentation and enables accurate preparation of the amber research material; each type specimen is accompanied by a certificate confirming the origin of amber.

    Like any museum collection of inclusion, we have in our collections specimens previously selected and transferred or purchased to the Museum. From the beginning of the collection we try to make the basis of the collection the material not selected, extracted directly from the deposit. Currently, in the collection more than half of the lumps are specimens previously unselected, and the first person looking at the amber and who checking for inclusions is a museum employee. The predominance of the material makes the Gdańsk Collection of inclusions unique and provides a reliable base for discovering of Tertiary biodiversity, palaeobiology and palaeoecology.


    Types of fossil species described from the collection.

    Donors of the Museum of Amber Inclusions.

    A list of taxa contained in the collection.


    Publications and videos that used materials from the collection: