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The MUN hosts a new edition of Forensic Science, project promoted by the high school Irabia-Izaga at partnership with the National Police.

A group of 30 students of 4th of ESO and 1st of high school diploma from ten schools in Pamplona, Sangüesa and Tafalla have participated in the simulation of the police research of the theft of the work 'La network', by Joaquín Sorolla, belonging to the Museum Collection of the University of Navarra.

FotoMANUELCASTELLS/The group of students next to the National Police officers at the entrance of the University of Navarra Museum.

The Museum of the University of Navarra has once again become this Tuesday the scene of a simulated theft by the police research project Forensic Science, promoted by the high school Irabia-Izaga of Pamplona, in partnership with the National Police and the MUN. In this third edition, the robbery of the work La networkby Joaquín Sorolla, belonging to the Museo Museo Universidad de Navarra collection. Thirty students from 4th ESO and 1st year of secondary school from ten schools in Navarre took part in the activity. high school diploma from ten schools in Navarra: high school Irabia-Izaga, high school El Redín-Miravalles, high school Larraona Claret, high school Nuestra Señora del Huerto, IES Basoko, IES place de la Cruz, IES Padre Moret - Irubide, IES Julio Caro Baroja, IES Sierra de Leyre de Sangüesa and IES Sancho III el Mayor de Tafalla.


Starting at 9:30 a.m., a team from the Scientific Police explained the activity to the students in one of the Museum's classrooms. Then, divided into groups and dressed in vests, tyvek (white overalls) and regulation gloves, they went to entrance hall next to the Theater, the scene of the alleged robbery by an international gang. There, accompanied by agents of the Scientific Police, they collected samples of soil, drugs and fibers to later extract DNA from biological samples and genetic profiles, among other analyses, to try to identify the perpetrators of the crime.


The realization of this work has been possible thanks to the material shared by the Police, who have moved to the Museum the professional technical inspection case: fingerprint developers, DNA collection material... Also, during the activity they have learned how the planimetry and sketches that, in a real case, would accompany the police report, are prepared. The reality is that the work of Joaquín Sorolla is currently in the Museum's warehouses in adequate conditions of conservation.




Over the next few months, on the framework of the scientific subjects of Sophomore and . high school diplomathe 400 students from all the participating centers will analyze the collected remains and make a report of conclusions that they will have to defend before an expert jury at subject. The goal is to encourage the development of STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics) skills and to promote comprehensive learning.