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The Staten Island Institute of Arts & Sciences (SIIAS), commonly known as the Staten Island Museum, is a museum and educational institution in the borough of Staten Islandmarker in New York Citymarker. It was founded in 1881 and located on the northeastern tip of the island, the institute was founded with a mission of collecting and exhibiting objects and themes of artistic merit, scientific, and historical value to the people of Staten Island.

The institute's collections include over two million natural history specimens, including insects, stuffed/preserved animals, fossils, minerals, and shells, as well as art work, archival documents, photographs, and historical objects.

The institute has been instrumental in the founding of other cultural institutions in New York City, including the New York Botanical Gardenmarker, the Staten Island Historical Society, and the Staten Island Zoomarker. Since 1905, the institute has been funded by the City of New York, which owns its current building on Stuyvesant Place in the St. Georgemarker neighborhood.

In 2005, it was among 406 New York Citymarker arts and social service institutions to receive part of a $20 million grant from the Carnegie Corporation, which was made possible through a donation by New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg.


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