[Taxacom] largest European Natural history Collections?

Elena Conti ContiElena at access.uzh.ch
Tue Jun 18 06:33:41 CDT 2013

Dear Cristina, 

The collection of plants (herbarium) in Zurich is a joined collection between the University of Zurich and the ETH and is  housed at the University of Zurich:



Prof. Elena Conti, Director
Institute of Systematic Botany and Botanic Garden
University of Zurich
Zollikerstrasse 107
8008 Zurich, Switzerland

0041-(0)44-634 8424
Elena.Conti at systbot.uzh.ch

On Jun 18, 2013, at 12:35 PM, Cristina Rosique wrote:

> 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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