[Taxacom] largest European Natural history Collections?

Cristina Rosique C.Rosique at rbge.ac.uk
Tue Jun 18 05:35:53 CDT 2013


Hello,
I am trying to identify the 20-30 largest European natural history collections (both animal and plant specimens).
Below, there is the preliminary list of the largest I have found to be (>2million herbarium / >10million animal specimens).
I would appreciate comments if anyone thinks I have missed out any very big collections.
Thank you very much,
Cristina

Austria, Viena                          Naturhistorisches Museum Wien
Belgium, Brussels                    Brussels Museum of Natural Sciences
Belgium, Meise                        National Botanic Garden of Belgium
Belgium, Tervuren                   Royal Museum of Central Africa
Czech Republic, Prague           National Museum in Prague
Czech Republic, Prague           Charles University in Prague
Denmark, Copenhaguen          Natural History Museum of Denmark
Finland, Helsinki                     Museum of natural history
Finland, Helsinki                     University of Helsinki
France, Lyon                           Univeristé Claude Bernard
France, Montpellier                  Université Montpellier 2
France, Paris                            Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle
Germany, Berlin                      Botanischer Garten und Botanisches Museum Berlin-Dahlem
Germany, Berlin                      Museum fur naturkunden
Germany, Hamburgh               University of Hamburgh
Germany, Jena                         Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena Herbarium
Germany, München                 Staatlichen Naturwissenschaftlichen Sammlungen Bayerns
Germany, Stuttgart                   Staatliches Museum für Naturkunde
Hungary, Budapest                  Hungarian Natural History Museum
Italy, Firenze                            Natural History Museum
Netherlands, Leiden                 Naturalis Biodiversity Centre
Norway, Oslo                          Natural History Museum
Russia, Saint Petesburg            V.L. Komarov Botanical Institute
Sweden, Lund                          Lund University
Sweden, Stockholm                 Swedish Museum of Natural History
Sweden, Uppsala                     Uppsala University
Switzerland, Genève                Conservatoire et Jardin botaniques de la Ville de Genève
Switzerland, Zurich                  Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule Zürich
Ukraine, Kiev                          National Academy of Sciences
United Kingdom, Edinburgh    Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh
United Kingdom, Kew             Royal Botanic Gardens
United Kingdom, London        The Natural History Museum


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