Póvoas, L., Lopes, C., Melo, I., Correia, A.I & Alves, M.J. (2016) O Museu Nacional de História Natural – Uma história atribulada e uma questão em aberto. Estudos do Quaternário, 14, 105-113.
The legislation related to the Natural History Museum, born near the Ajuda Palace and made National at the Polytechnic School, reveals a troubled history in terms of demand for an organizational solution, more often determined by external constraints rather than by an adaptation to the exercise of its specific mission. A particular situation that begun in 1926 is highlighted, when an organizational solution contradictory to the ongoing point of view of the museum was legislated. This solution turns out to have reflexes that extended until the end of the twentieth century.