local Organizing Committee of the ISHPSSB & ABFHiB 2017 Meeting is
planning some cultural activities for the participants, on the nights
of Tuesday and Wednesday. Besides that, there will be some guided
excursions in São Paulo, on Friday afternoon.
final planning of those activities will occur only in 2017. One of the
possibilities is a music concert at Sala São Paulo, a public concert
hall at a very nice building.
Sala São Paulo (concert hall)
of the guided tours, on Friday afternoon, will be a visit to Instituto
Butantan, a research center close to the University of São Paulo. At
Instituto Butantan it will be possible to see living snakes and other
poisonous animals that are studied by the researchers, for the
production of medicinal products.
Another guided tour, on Friday afternoon, will visit
the Biblioteca Brasiliana of the University of São Paulo. This library
contains more than 50,000 rare books on Brazil, collected by José
Mindlin, and donated to the University. At this library it will be
possible to browse books on the Brazilian fauna and flora, written by
naturalists of the 17th to the 19th century - such as the ones
containing the illustrations used in this web site.
The new building of the Biblioteca Brasiliana, at the University of São Paulo
José Mindlin (1914-2010) at his home library