Project title:

The Museum of Natural history of the Cardenal Cisneros High School of Madrid. Materials for the study of Natural Sciences in Secondary Education (1845 – 2004)”.

Underwritten by the Comunidad de Madrid, with reference number 08/HSE/0073/2004 and a completion time from 1 January 2005 until 1 January 2006.

Main objectives:

a) To carry out a Preliminary Inventory of each of the collections and of the materials found in the Natural History laboratory of the Cardenal Cisneros school.

b) To write up a Report of Results with a summary of the materials and an assessment of the state of the collection, along with recommendations and proposals for its optimal conservation.

c) To create of a database for subsequent cataloguing of the material.

d) To catalog the Entomology collection of the Natural History Laboratory of the Cardenal Cisneros center and to relocate the science collection of the Research Laboratory.



Manuel de Puelles Benítez (UNED). Principal investigator.

Miguel Somoza Rodríguez (UNED).

Carmen Rodríguez Guerrero (Instituto Cardenal Cisneros)


Technical Personnel.

Cecilia Durán Camacho. Archivist.

Celia María Santos Mazorra. Biologist.

Mercedes París García. Biologist.


This project was an antecedent for, and resulted in, the following CEIMES project.


Virtual exhibit: “The first Natural History textbook in the Spanish language”

This exhibit was curated by Carmen Rodríguez Guerrero (Instituto Cardenal Cisneros, Madrid).