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A fascinating collection of
historical microscopes
from 1680 onwards

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Welcome to our English website

22-12-2017 | We are pleased to announce the launch of the English-language version of our website. …

Opening microscopes

26-09-2017 | Frank Pothoven has cut through a Bleeker S microscope from top to bottom, with …

Background of the Historical Microscopy Foundation

In 1987, J. Lindeman (pathologist, † 2014) established the Historical Microscopy Foundation. The objective of the Foundation is to collect, describe and preserve light microscopes and the techniques used for medical and biological work.

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