Museo Nacional de Costa Rica
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Henri Pitter

Teacher Pitter

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Henri Pittier
He was born August 13th, 1857 in Bex, a mountain area at the east of Switzerland, close to France.  He grew outdoors between mountains and landscapes which caught Henri Pitter’s eye and made him want to know the vast world of nature.  He did for 93 years.

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Profiles

Pioneers in the consolidation of the museum.

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History of the National Museum

Origin of the National Museum

The National Museum saw the light by the end of the XIX century, encouraged by the liberal project of “order and progress” that reorganized national culture by means of changes in education and the development of institutions with cultural and scientific purposes, such as, precisely, the National Museum.

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