About ARTIS Mission and vision Nature is the teacher of art and science. ARTIS-Park AT ARTIS, nature, culture and heritage come together. Micropia The only museum of microbes, in the centre of Amsterdam. Groote Museum One of the finest and best kept treasures in Amsterdam. History ARTIS was founded under the name Natura Artis Magistra in 1838. Jobs Explore the many opportunities and benefits of joining ARTIS and ARTIS-Micropia.