Staatliche Naturwissenschaftliche Sammlungen Bayerns
Menzinger Straße 71
D-80638 München

Sales tax identification number according to § 27 a Sales Tax Act: DE 811335517

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Fax: +49 (0)89 17 99 92 55


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Prof. Dr. Joris Peters, Director General

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