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Argentina 2012 " 200th Anniversary of The Bernardino Rivadavia Natural Sciences Museum"

Issue Date 28.04.2012
ID Michel: Scott: Stanley Gibbons: Yvert:  UPU:  AR010.12 Category: pF
Author Photography of Mounting of elefant skeleton:  Museum's Historical Archive.  Butterflies and Birds Hall:  Marcelo Ganevari.  Dinosaur Bonatitan reigi: Angel Fusaro
Stamps in set 4
Value 2,50 - assembly process elephant's skeleton
2,50 - "Bird Room" of the museum.
2,50 - entomological collection of the museum
2,50 - fossil of Titanosaurian dinosaur
Emmision commemorative
Size (width x height) 2 stamps of 34x44 mm and 2 stamps off 44x34mm
Layout Sheets of 20
Products FDC x1 
Paper without any watermark, without any phosphorescence
Perforation 14
Print Technique

Offset, four colours, plus a metalized link

Printed by Letra Viva SA, Buenos Aires
Quantity 60.000 each stamp; FDC: 4.000
Issuing Authority Correo Oficial de la Republica Argentina SA 
200th Anniversary of The Bernardino Rivadavia Natural Sciences Museum on stamps of Argentina 2012

On 28 April 2012, Correo Argentino issued 4 stamps to commemorate the 200th Anniversary of The Bernardino Rivadavia Natural Sciences Museum.

The “Bernardino Rivadavia" Argentine Natural Sciences Museum (MACN — CONICET) is the oldest in the Argentine Republic. It was founded only two years alter the May Revolution in 1810; thus its birth should be interpreted with regard to a national identity construction project as well as with the development of scientific history in the early Modern Age. The early years of the Museum coincide with a time when collectors gathered pieces of natural history and bright objects in what they called "curios cabinets”. These private collections originated herbaria and the zoological series that would later on be part of the museum's exhibits. During all those years, different personalities that lead the Museum gave their own particular style and vision to its management.
When Hermann Burmeister was named director in 1862 began a 30-year management that became the most significant in the Museum's history, due the
Great palaeontologist Florentine Ameghino on stamp of Argentina 1956
Great  palaeontologistand the first Argentine director of the Museum  Florentine Ameghino on stamp of Argentina 1956
magnitude of the implemented changes.  During this stage the institution had a strictly scientific orientation and became an internationally renowned paleontological centre. In 1892 Burmeister was followed by Karl Berg, who had in mind a much more open museum. He therefore worked intensely to give the public greater access to all exhibits.
 In 1902 palaeontologist Florentine Ameghino became the first Argentine director of the Museum. In those times material started to saturate the buildings capacity up to a point that it became necessary to close its doors for lack of space. The Museum reopened in 1916. Under the direction ol Martin Doallo-Jurado (1923-1946) the new building in Parque Centenario was built and the Museum moved in there.  This innovative management centred on increasing collections, gave impulse to research and intense disclosure of knowledge.
In 1999 Dr. Edgardo Juan Romero assumed as director. In 2011 Doctor Pablo Tubaro its present director, started his management. New in 2012, the Museum's Bicentenary, the institution is working hard to achieve a new balance between research and museology. Collections are preserved and studied by specialized researchers and technicians. Research jobs are not only performed at the lab, but the researchers also hold study and material collection campaigns and advice other entities in Argentina. 

The museum, the most important of its kind in Buenos Aires and second only to the La Plata Museum of Natural Sciences, nationwide. Besides the Natural Sciences Institute, the museum houses thirteen permanent exhibition halls, including an aquarium, a display with specimens collected from Argentina's numerous research stations in Antarctica, a geological collection centered around meteorites found in Argentina, a paleontology section notable for its carnotaurus, eoraptor, herrerasaurus and patagosaurus fossils, among others, and a cenozoic paleontology display featuring glyptodon, macrauchenia, megatherium and smilodon fossils. 
skelleton of elefant in Bernardino Rivadavia Natural Sciences Museum fossil of Glyptodon in Bernardino Rivadavia Natural Sciences Museum fossil of dinosaur from Bernardino Rivadavia Natural Sciences Museum
Image from  the left side is fromWikipedia   another two are from Buenos Aires Travel web site   

Academics and the general public can also avail themselves of a science auditorium, an art gallery, library and a cafe. This museum is the best place to entertain travel weary kids. They can let their imagination run wild here.There is something about seeing an 18 metre reconstructed Patagosaurus that concentrates the mind and ignites the imagination. The museum is a two floored building in the centennial park which houses dozens of our Jurassic friends on display as well as an impressive collection of stuffed animals (everything from Kangaroos and seals to monkeys and sharks) and a geology room filled with all manner of rocks.

The stamps set includes four stamps: Photography of mounting on the ground floor of the Museum's building skeleton of elefant Dahila that died at the Buenos Aires City Zoo in 1943.  View of the Museum's new Birds's Hall, inagurated at the end of 2010. Frame  of the showcase showing the different funvtions of feather.  Butteflies of the Agrias narcissus species. View of one of the collection of the Entomology Division, that holds about 2.000.000 insects
skeleton of elefant Dahila on stamp of Argentina 2012 birds hall of The Bernardino Rivadavia Natural Sciences Museum on stamp of Argentina 2012 butterflies of The Bernardino Rivadavia Natural Sciences Museum on stamp of Argentina 2012
Bonatitan reigi dinosaur of The Bernardino Rivadavia Natural Sciences Museum on stamp of Argentina 2012

Bonatitan reigi dinosaur of The Bernardino Rivadavia Natural Sciences Museum collection
Image from Leters from Gondwana web site 

The fouth stamp shows  Bonatitan reigi sauropod  (genus of Titanosaurian dinosaur), end of Cretatic Period (approx between 85 and 65 million years ago) found in the Provience of Rio Negro, northern Patagonia, Argentina Republic and exhibited in the Museum's Paleontology Hall since 2011.
The type species is Bonatitan reigi, first described by Martinelli and Forasiepi in 2004. The description is based on a partial skeleton, including a braincase and caudal vertebrae.
Bonatitan is measuring about six meters long, 1.5 high and weighing three tons.

Bonatitan genus is a tribute to Argentine paleontologist Jose Bonaparte and regi  species a homage to Argentine paleontologist Osvaldo Reig.

José Fernando Bonaparte (born June 14, 1928), is an Argentine paleontologist who discovered a plethora of South American dinosaurs and mentored a new generation of Argentine paleontologists like Rodolfo Coria. 

Osvaldo Alfredo Reig
, (14 August, 1929 - 13 March 1992), was an Argentine biologist and paleontologist. He was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina.  He made numerous contributions in the fields of paleontology and biological evolution.



Products
FDC Customized FDC sent from Argentina to Venezuela thre weeks after stamps issue.

200th Anniversary of The Bernardino Rivadavia Natural Sciences Museum on FDC of Argentina 2012

200th Anniversary of The Bernardino Rivadavia Natural Sciences Museum on used FDC of Argentina 2012
Register letter from Argentina to Denmark, stamps issued in 2014 used to complete correct postal rate. Register letter from Argentina to Germany.  The fifth stamp, depicted fossil of dinosaur (Carnotaurus sastrei) is from Argentina 2001 set
200th Anniversary of The Bernardino Rivadavia Natural Sciences Museum on used cover of Argentina 2012

200th Anniversary of The Bernardino Rivadavia Natural Sciences Museum on used cover of Argentina 2012

 Booklet
Booklet of Argentina 2012 " 200th Anniversary of The Bernardino Rivadavia Natural Sciences Museum"

References:    Wikipedia    MACN  Booklet of Correo Argentiono  Wander Argentina  Buenos Aires Travel  Correo Argentino 

Acknowledgment:   Many thanks to fellow stamp collector Jon Noad, from Calgary Canada, who shar some scan of  the booklet with detailed description about these stamps

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