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The Naturalis Biodiversity Center Foundation, originally founded in 1820, is a national museum institution and since June 1, 1995 it has been managed according to a Board of Trustees model. The foundation subscribes to the principles and best practice stipulations of the Board of Trustees model, as described in the Code Cultural Governance, apply or explain and fully implements these.
Code Cultural Governance, apply or explain

Statutes and regulations

Charitable status

Naturalis has been designated as a Cultural Institution for General Benefit by the Dutch Tax and Customs Administration and therefore has charitable status.