The world-famous historic collection of fish fossils at the Museum of Natural History, Neuchâtel, created by Swiss-American naturalist Louis Agassiz in 1830, has now been largely digitized. The images of the exhibits are freely available on media database Wikimedia Commons. This project was a collaboration with Wikimedia CH, the association behind Wikipedia and its sister projects in Switzerland.


The joint media release tells the story of this pilot project and its value for today’s science.

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All pictures of the fish fossils are here:



(published on January 27, 2022)