Museum collections

For a summary of small and local regional ornithological collections please see the Zentralregister biologischer Forschungssammlungen in Deutschland (Central register of biological research collections in Germany).

 

Ornithological collections of international significance in Central Europe

Altenburg

Altenburg

Name: Naturkundliches Museum Mauritianum
Address: Parkstr. 1, D-04600 Altenburg (Besucheradresse);

Postfach 1644, D-04590 Altenburg (postalisch)

Contact: Web: http://www.mauritianum.de/
E-mail:
Tel.: +49-(0)3447 2589
Fax: +49-(0)3447 892163
Brief description:

Some 3,600 skins of 1,300 species; smaller batches of skeletons, eggs, 10,000 biometric data of ringed birds

Includes important collections by: M. Bartels, A. E. Brehm, C. L. Brehm, F. Dörries, O. Finsch, F. Grabowsky, E. Hartert, E. F. von Homeyer, A. Keyserling, H. Möschler, A. Nehrkorn, C. C. Platen, H. Raap, J. Riedel, H. von Rosenberg, G. Schneider, R. Tancré 
Geogr. focus: Germany, East Africa,  Australia
Taxon. focus:  
Founded: 1817
Founder: Naturforschende Gesellschaft des Osterlandes zu Altenburg

Scientific curator: Dr. Norbert Höser
+ 49-(0)3447 892162
direktion(at)mauritianum.de

Basel

Basel

Name: Naturhistorisches Museum Basel
Address: Augustinergasse 2, CH-4001 Basel (Besucheradresse)

Postfach1048, CH-4001 Basel (postalisch)

Contact: Web: http://www.nmb.bs.ch/
E-mail: nmb(at)bs.ch
Tel.: +41-(0)61 266 55 00
Fax:
Brief description:

28,000 skins of 3,500 species; 1,800 skeletons, 3,300 skulls

Includes important collections by: Th. Andersen, W. Markl, M. Markl, G. Orcès, P. Sarasin, G. Schneider, E. Sutter
Geogr. focus: Europe, South America, Indonesia
Taxon. focus:  
Founded:  
Founder:  
Scientific curator: Dr. Raffael Winkler

+41-(0)61 266 55 39

raffael.winkler(at)bs.ch

  

Berlin

Berlin

Name: Museum für Naturkunde
Leibniz-Institut für Evolutions- und Biodiversitätsforschung
an der Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
Address: Invalidenstr. 43
D-10115 Berlin
Contact: Web: www.museum.hu-berlin.de
E-mail: info(at)mfn-berlin.de
Tel.: +49-(0)30 2093-8591
Fax: +49-(0)30 2093-8561
Brief description:

Almost all of the some 9,000 surviving species are represented with a large number of sub-species. 142,000 skins and mounted specimens; over 40,000 eggs, 4,000 skeletons.

Includes important collections by: W. Beick, R. A. Berger, R. Böhm, Maison Bouvier, W. Bullock, J. Bürgers, C. Baron von der Decken, F. Deppe, C. G. Ehrenberg, Emin Pascha, C. Euler, E. F. Eversmann, F. von Faber, O. Finsch, G. A. Fischer, G. W. Freireiß, F. Fülleborn, F. Grabowsky, R. Grauer, J. Gundlach, F. Heilfurth, G. Heinrich, O. Heinroth, W. Hemprich & C. G. Ehrenberg, J. M. Hildebrandt, C. Hilgert, Exp. J. Holderer, C. Hüesker, C. Hunstein, H. von Ihering, A. Kaiser, F. H. von Kittlitz, T. Kleinschmidt, A. C. & L. Koch, L. Krebs, J. S. Kubary, H. Kühn, G. H. von Langsdorff, R. Mell, J. J. Menden, A. Nehrkorn, P. S. Pallas, W. Peters, C. C. Platen, V. von Plessen, F. W. Riggenbach, K. Roehl, E. Rüppell, E. Schäfer, R. Schomburgk, H. Schubotz, A. Schultze, F. Sellow, S. S. Sin, G. Stein, A. von Treskow, Voy. Gazelle, H. Weigold, E.Weiske, G. Zenker, R. Zimmermann
Geogr. focus: Worldwide and in particular: China, Mongolia, Korea, Myanmar, New Guinea, tropical Africa, Central & South America, Kerguelen etc.
Taxon. focus:  
Founded: 1810
Founder: In course of the founding of the Berlin University
Scientific curator: Dr. Sylke Frahnert

+49-(0)30 2093 8512
sylke.frahnert(at)museum.hu-berlin.de

Bern

Bern

Name:

Naturhistorisches Museum Bern

Address:

Bernastrasse 15
CH-3005 Bern
Switzerland

Contact:

Web: www.nmbe.unibe.ch

Email: contact(at)nmbe.ch

Tel.: +41-(0)31 350 71 11

Fax: +41-(0)31 350 74 99

Brief description:

More than 13,200 skins, 8,500 eggs.

Includes important collections by: E. A. Goeldi, J. Gould, J. & P. Henrici, T. J. Krüper, Gilbert Pochelon, W. Volz

Geogr. focus:

Switzerland, Brazil

Taxon. focus:

 

Founded:

1802

Founder:

 

Scientific  curator:

Prof. Dr. Marcel Güntert

marcel.guentert(at)zos.unibe.ch

Bonn

Bonn

Name:

Zoologisches Forschungsmuseum Alexander Koenig

Address:

Museumsmeile Bonn

Adenauerallee 160
53113 Bonn

Contact:

Web: www.museumkoenig.de

Email: info.zfmk(at)uni-bonn.de

Tel.: +49-(0)228 9122 0

Fax: +49-(0)228 9122 212

Brief description:

Some 80,000 skins and mounted specimens of some 5,000 species; egg collection with some 64,000 individual objects

Includes important collections by: Th. Andersen, O. Bamberg, M. O., E. Baddeley, H. Bregulla, C. L. & A. E. Brehm, P. A. Clancey, K. Dernedde, M. Eisentraut, M. E. Ferreira, A. Fischer, C. Floericke, E. Flükiger, C. Fritsche, H. Geyr von Schweppenburg, H. Grün, J. Haffer, M. Härms, W. Hartwig, F. Haverschmidt, G. Heinrich, C. Hilgert, W. Hoesch, D. von Holst, G. Hoy, L. von Huyn, A. Kaiser, H. Kelm, O. Kleinschmidt, Th. Kleinschmidt, Maria Koepcke, J. Klapperich, H. Kumerloeve, P. Kunkel, Künzel, J. Laenen, R. Lossin, W. Makatsch, J. Martens, J. von Müller, A. von Nagy, O. Natorp, R. de Naurois, G. Nikolaus, V. von Plessen, W. F. H. Rosenberg, E. Schäfer, G. Schiebel, W. Schlüter, G. Schrader, H. Sick, P. Spatz, R. Tancré, R. von Thanner, J. Unger, R. Vierthaler

Geogr. focus:

Palaearctic, tropical Africa

Taxon. focus:

Trochilidae, Estrildidae, Fringillidae, passerines

Founded:

1875

Founder:

Alexander Koenig

Scientific  curator:

Dr. Renate van den Elzen

+49-(0)228 9122

r.elzen.zfmk(at)uni-bonn.de 

Brunswick

Brunswick

Name:

Staatliches Naturhistorisches Museum

Address:

Pockelsstraße 10

D-38106 Braunschweig

Contact:

Web: www.naturhistorisches-museum.niedersachsen.de

Email: info.snhm(at)3landesmuseen.de

Tel.: +49-(0)531 28892-0

Fax: +49-(0)531-3914370

Brief description:

50,000 skins and mounted specimens of some 3,700 species; egg collection with some 10,300 individual pieces; about 3,000 skeletons.

Includes important collections by:  M. Bartels, A. E. Brehm, C. L. Brehm, F. Dörries, O. Finsch, F. Grabowsky, E. Hartert, E. F. von Homeyer, A. Keyserling, H. Möschler, A. Nehrkorn, C. C. Platen, H. Raap, J. Riedel, H. von Rosenberg, G. Schneider, R. Tancré

Geogr. focus:

Palaearctic, Borneo, Celebes

Taxon. focus:

 

Founded:

1754

Founder:

Duke Carl I von Braunschweig

Scientific  curator:

Prof. Dr. Ulrich Joger
u.joger(at)3landesmuseen.de

Bremen

Bremen

Name:

Übersee-Museum Bremen

Address:

Bahnhofsplatz 13
D - 28195 Bremen

Contact:

Web: www.uebersee-museum.de

Email:  office(at)uebersee-museum.de

Tel.: +49-(0)421 16038 - 101

Fax: +49-(0)421 16038 - 99

Brief description:

Over 16,000 skins, 1,000 specimens on display.

Includes important collections by: Abel, Anchieta, Andersen, Andersson, T. Ayres, Balfour, A. E. Brehm, Bryant, Capt. Bulger, F. M. Chapman, Du Chaillu, Capt. Conrad, A. Dietrich, H. Dohrn, Emin Pascha, Fitzgerald, A. Garrettt, Mus. J. C. Godeffroy, Gräffe, Grayson, J. Gundlach, J. von Haast, Capt. Heinsohn, Heuglin, Hoesch, Kirk, Knipper, A. Krause, J. Kubary, Lahusen, Meller, Monteiro, Joh. Natterer, Newton, H. S. Pel, Capt. Peters, Pollen, E. Riebeck, Rosenberg, O. Salvin, H. Schauinsland, B. Schmacker, G. P. Schmacker, Schultze, Speke, F. Stoliczka, H. T. Ussher, Verreaux, Vierthaler, H. O. Wagner, Wahlberg, K. Weiß, Maximilian Prince of Wied-Neuwied, Paul Herzog von Württemberg, J. Xantus, Zimmermann

Geogr. focus:

Tropical Africa (incl. São Tomé, Príncipe, Socotra,

Madagascar, Mauritius), Central and South America, Pacific Islands (e.g. Laysan, Lord Howe Is.)

Taxon. focus:

Fumariidae, Muscicapidae, Picidae, Psittacidae, Sylviidae, Trochilidae, Turdidae, Tyrannidae

Founded:

~1836

Founder:

Gustav Hartlaub

Scientific  curator:

Dr. Peter-René Becker

+49-(0)421 60 38 140

pr.becker(at)uebersee-museum.de

Coburg

Coburg

Name:

Naturkunde-Museum Coburg

 

Address:

Park 6

D-96450 Coburg

Contact:

Web: www.naturkunde-museum-coburg.de

Email: info(at)naturkunde-museum-coburg.de

Tel.: +49-(0)9561 - 808120

Fax: +49-(0)9561 - 808140

Brief description:

14,500 skins, of which 14,000 on display, 3,000 egg clutches

Includes important collections by: C. L. Brehm, Th. von Heuglin, W. Baldamus, Ferdinand I von

Saxe-Coburg Gotha

Geogr. focus:

Worldwide

Taxon. focus:

Trochilidae

Founded:

1830

Founder:

Duke Ernst II Saxe-Coburg-Gotha

Scientific  curator:

Dr. Werner Korn

Dresden

Dresden

Name:

Senckenberg Naturhistorische Sammlungen Dresden

Museum für Tierkunde Dresden

Address:

Königsbrücker Landstr. 159
D-01109 Dresden

Contact:

Web: http://globiz.sachsen.de/snsd/mtd_info.htm

Email:

Tel.: +49-(0)351 89 26 326

Fax: +49-(0)351 89 26 327

Brief description:

70,000 skins, 60,000 eggs

Includes important collections by: U. Bährmann, F. Brüggemann, B. Berg, O. Burger, C. W. Cursham, F. von Faber, A. P. Farafontov, G. A. Frank, B. Geisler, H. Grün, H. Gude, W. Gueinzius, J. W. B. Gunning, B. Hantzsch, F. P. Heilfurth, H. W. Henshaw, M. Hinsche, C. Hunstein, V. A. Khakhlov, J. Klapperich, O. Kleinschmidt, Th. Krüper, J. Kubary, Kuschel, L. Laglaize, W. Makatsch, McGregor, J. J. Menden, H. Möschler, S. C. J. W. van Musschenbroek, H. Palmer, C. & R. Ragioneri, C. Ribbe, J. Riedel, C. Rolle, H. von Rosenberg, F. & P. Sarasin, Schierbrandt, R. Schlegel, C. Schneider, C. Wahnes, H. Weigold (Stötzner expedition), E. Weiske

Geogr. focus:

Germany, Sweden, Iceland, Spain, Italy, Indonesia, Philippines, China, Hawaii, East & South Africa, West Siberia

Taxon. focus:

 

Founded:

1728

Founder:

 

Scientific  curator:

Dr. Martin Päckert

+49-(0)351 89 26 344

martin.paeckert(at)snsd.smwk.sachsen.d

Frankfurt a.M.

Frankfurt a.M.

Name:

Senckenberg
Forschungsinstitut und Naturmuseum

Address:

Senckenberganlage 25
D-60325 Frankfurt am Main

Contact:

Web: http://www.senckenberg.de

Email:

Tel.: +49 (0)69 7542-0 

Fax: +49 (0)69 746238 

Brief description:

90,000 skins, 1,000 specimens on display; over 5,000 egg clutches.

Includes important collections by: O. Baron, F. Behn, H. H. C. L. Graf von Berlepsch, G. Cherrie, Döbel, H. Dohrn, C. F. von Erlanger, G. W. Freyreiß, G. & O. Garlepp, J. von Haast, B. Hagen, W. Hoesch, A. von Homeyer, G. Hopke, H. von Ihering, J. Kalinowski, F. H. von Kittlitz, A. Koch, K. L. Koch, J. S. Kubary, C. F. H. von Ludwig, B. Meyer, E. Peters, G. Radde, B. Schmacker, H. Schubotz, A. Schultze, J. Unger

Geogr. focus:

South America, Germany, North and East Africa, Middle East, Indonesia, New Zealand

Taxon. focus:

Trochilidae

Founded:

1818-1821

Founder:

Senckenbergische Naturforschende Gesellschaft (SNG), based on B. Meyer’s collection

Scientific  curator:

Dr. Gerald Mayr
+49-(0)69 7542 1348

Fribourg

Fribourg

Name:

Musée d'histoire naturelle Fribourg

Address:

Chemin du Musée 6

CH-1700 Fribourg

Contact:

Web: http://www.fr.ch/mhn/

Email: museehn(at)fr.ch

Tel.: +41 26 300 90 40

Fax: +41 26 300 97 60

Brief description:

5,300 skins of which 4,800 on display

Includes important collections by: J. de Buman, R. de Boccard, Père A. Buch

Geogr. focus:

Switzerland, SE China, Vietnam, Ethiopia

Taxon. focus:

 

Founded:

1823

Founder:

C.-A. Fontaine

Scientific  curator:

Dr André Fasel

+41- 26 300 90 40

andre.fasel(at)unifr.ch

Görlitz

Görlitz

Name:

Senckenberg Museum für Naturkunde Görlitz

Address:

Am Museum 1

D-02826 Görlitz

Contact:

Web: www.naturkundemuseum-goerlitz.de

Email: post(at)smsg.smwk.sachsen.de

Tel.: +41 (0)3581 4760 100

Fax: +41 (0)3581 4760 101

Brief description:

Almost 7,000 skins, of which nearly 6,000 on display, almost 11,000 skulls/skeletons

Includes important collections by: Niesky Pädagogium, A. R. von Loebenstein, Neschwitz ornithological station

Geogr. focus:

Worldwide, Lausitz

Taxon. focus:

 

Founded:

1823

Founder:

Naturforschenden Gesellschaft zu Görlitz

Scientific curator:

Prof. Dr. Hermann Ansorge

Tel.: +49-(0)3581 4760-400

Halberstadt

Halberstadt

Name:

Museum Heineanum

Address:

Domplatz 36
D-38820 Halberstadt

Contact:

web: http://www.heineanum.de/

e-mail: heineanum(at)halberstadt.de

phone: +49-(0)3941-55 14 60

fax: +49-(0)3941-55 14 69

Brief description:

18,000 skins, 4.500 species altogether; 6,700 egg clutches, 2,800 skeletons

Includes important collections by: J. G. W. Brandt, G. A. Frank, M. Hübner, J. Kummer, Mus. Berlin (Dubletten), G.K.E. von Nathusius, J.A.L. Preiss, W. Schlüter, Maison Verreaux, A.R. Wallace, K. Weiß

Geogr. focus:

Worldwide, Germany

Taxon. focus:

Carduelidae, Trochilidae

Founded:

1830

Founder:

F. Heine sen.

Scientific curator:

Rüdiger Becker

Tel. 03941 551460

beckerrue(at)halberstadt.de

Halle (Saale)

Halle (Saale)

Name:

Martin-Luther-University
Halle - Wittenberg

Zentralmagazin Naturwissenschaftlicher Sammlungen

Address:

Domplatz 4,
D-06108 Halle (Saale) / Germany

(postal address:)
Postfach Universität
D-06099 Halle (Saale) / Germany

Contact: web:
www.naturkundemuseum.uni-halle.de/sammlungen/zoologische_sammlungen/
e-mail
phone: +49 (0)345 55 21437
Brief description: 9,063 skins of 1,300 species; 6,300 skeletons; 20,000 clutches

Includes important collections by: H. Burmeister, C. L. & A. E. Brehm, Brandt, Brendel, F. W. Junghuhn, G. A. Frank, G. Hartlaub, A. V. Ladygin, J. F. Naumann, C. L. Nitzsch, R. A. Philippi, R. Piechocki, F. Prévost, J. G. C. E. Rey, W. Schlüter, M. Schönwetter, M. Stubbe.
Essential collection for Cuba (World Ranking 3), Mongolia (World Ranking 2), early skins from South America and threatened central-European bird species; one of the three best bird egg collections of the world regarding species numbers, acronym: IZH-V (Institut für Zoologie, Halle (Saale) - Vogelsammlung)

Geogr. focus: Germany, Mongolia, Kamtchatka, NE China, Cuba, South America
Taxon. focus: palearctic birds of prey, owls, cranes, threatened bird species of Germany, clutches of nearly 4,000 different bird species
Founded: 1769
Founder: J. F. G. Goldhagen
Scientific curator:

Dr. Frank Steinheimer

+49 (0)345 55 21437

e-mail

Date of information: 20 Sept. 2016

Hamburg

Hamburg

Name:

Universität Hamburg

Biozentrum Grindel und Zoologisches Museum

Address:

Martin-Luther-King Platz 3

D-20146 Hamburg

Contact:

Web: www.biologie.uni-hamburg.de/zim/orni/index.html

Email:

Tel.: +49-(0)40 428 383 880

Fax: +49-(0)40 428 383 937

Brief description:

30,000 skins; 4,000 skeletons; feather collection from 20,000 birds

Includes important collections by: F. Dörries, G. A. Fischer, L. Gomez, Hagenbeck Zoo, G. Hartmann, G. Heidemann, G. Heinrich, Heinze et al., D. von Holst, H. Kelm, G. A. von Maydell, Mus. Godeffroy, A. Garrett, E. Gräffe, Capt. Heinsohn, F. Hübner, Th. Kleinschmidt, J. S. Kubary, A. Tetens, H. Möschler, D. S. Rabor, Prof. Rockstroh, H. Schubotz, A. Schultze, W. Schulz, G. Siemssen, W. Trense, K. Weiß, P. Wyrwich

Geogr. focus:

Germany, São Tomé, Russia, China, Angola, East Africa, India, Pacific Islands, Peru, Guatemala, Philippines, Australia, Bismarck Archipelago; feathers mostly from birds of the West Palaearctic

Taxon. focus:

 

Founded:

1843

Founder:

C.-A. Fontaine

Scientific curator:

Prof. Dr. Alexander Haas

+49-(0)40 42838-3916

alexander.haas(at)uni-hamburg.de

Hannover

Hannover

Name:

Niedersächsisches Landesmuseum Hannover,

Naturkunde-Abteilung

Address:

Willy-Brandt-Allee 5
D-30169 Hannover

Contact:

Web: http://www.landesmuseum-hannover.niedersachsen.de/master/C23657359_L20_D0.html

Email: info@nlm-h.niedersachsen.de

Tel.: +49(0)511 9807 686

Fax: +49(0)511  9807 684

Brief description:

9,000 skins; 29,000

Includes important collections by: King George V, H. Kirchhoff, H. Domeier

Geogr. focus:

Lower Saxony, Africa, Asia

Taxon. focus:

 

Founded:

ca. 1850

Founder:

 

Scientific curator:

N. N.

Karlsruhe

Karlsruhe

Name: Staatliches Museum für Naturkunde Karlsruhe
Address: Erbprinzenstr. 13

D-76133 Karlsruhe (Germany)

Contact: web: www.smnk.de
e-mail: museum(at)naturkundeka-bw.de
phone: +49 (0)721 175 2111
fax: +49 (0)721 175 2110
Brief description: 5,000 skins

Includes important collections by: Th. Andersen, H. Knipper, F. Wandres, Zool. Inst. Freiburg

Skeleton collection is getting assembled

Geogr. focus: Germany (primarily Baden-Württemberg), Tanzania, Indonesia
Taxon. focus:  
Founded: approx. 1785
Founder:  
Scientific curator: Dr. Albrecht Manegold
+49 (0)721 175-2817
albrecht.manegold(at)smnk.de

Kiel

Kiel

Name:

Zoologisches Museum
der Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel

Address:

Hegewischstraße 3
24105 Kiel

Contact:

Web: http://www.uni-kiel.de/zoologisches-museum/

Email: zoolmuseum(at)email.uni-kiel.de

Tel.: +49-(0)431 880 5170

Fax: +49-(0)431 880-5177

Brief description:

7,000 skins; 50,000 skeletons

Includes important collections by: F. Boie, G. von Plessen

Geogr. focus:

 

Taxon. focus:

 

Founded:

1836

Founder:

 

Scientific curator:

Dr. Wolfgang Dreyer

+49-(0)431 880-5170
drdreyer(at)zoolmuseum.uni-kiel.de

Leipzig

Leipzig

Name:

Naturkundemuseum Leipzig

Address:

Lortzingstraße 3
04105 Leipzig

Contact:

Web: http://www.leipzig.de/naturkundemuseum

Email:

Tel.: +49-(0)341/98221-0

Fax: +49-(0)341/98221-22

Brief description:

Over 6.000 skins, of which over 2,000 on display; 5,000 egg clutches

Geogr. focus:

Europe

Taxon. focus:

 

Founded:

1906

Founder:

Naturwissenschaftliche Vereinigung des Leipziger Lehrervereins

Scientific curator:

N. N.

Linz

Linz

Name:

Biologiezentrum Linz-Dornach

Address:

Johann-Wilhelm-Klein-Straße 73
A-4040 Linz-Dornach

Contact:

Web: www.biologiezentrum.at

Email:

Tel.: +43-(0)732-759733-0

Fax:

Brief description:

8.200 skins from altogether 1,000 species; 3,600 mounted specimens

Includes important collections by: A. Reischek, T. Angele, l. A. G. H. Rudatis, G. Wieninger, J. Lindorfer

Geogr. focus:

Upper Austria, New Zealand, Paraguay

Taxon. focus:

Birds of prey, owls

Founded:

1833

Founder:

 

Scientific curator:

Dr. Gerhard Aubrecht

+43-(0)732 759733-57 g.aubrecht(at)landesmuseum.at

Magdeburg

Magdeburg

Name:

Museum für Naturkunde

Address:

Otto-von-Guerickestraße 68-73

D-39104 Magdeburg

Contact:

Web:

Email: Museen@magdeburg.de

Tel.: +49-(0)391 5 40 35 35

Fax: +49-(0)391 5 40 35 10

Brief description:

6,200 skins

Geogr. focus:

Saxony-Anhalt, Germany, Palaearctic

Taxon. focus:

 

Founded:

1874

Founder:

 

Scientific curator:

Dr. Hans Pellmann

+49-(0)391 540 35 01

hans.pellmann(at)museen.magdeburg.de

Munich

Munich

Name:

Zoologische Staatssammlung München

Address:

Münchhausenstraße 21

D-81247 München

Contact:

Web: www.zsm.mwn.de

Email: ZSM(at)zsm.mwn.de

Tel.: +49-(0)89 8107 0

Fax: +49-(0)89 8107 300

Brief description:

60,000 skins of some 6,000 species; 3,600 mounted specimens

Includes important collections by: J. B. von Spix, J. Wagler, A. Wagner, F. Doflein, K. Parrot, H. Sachtleben, E. Zugmayer, C. Hellmayr, C. Zimmer, A. Laubmann, G. Diesselhorst A. Reischek, T. Angele, l. A. G. H. Rudatis, G. Wieninger, J. Lindorfer

Geogr. focus:

South America, East Africa, Nepal, Central Europe

Taxon. focus:

Colibris, Darwin finches, birds of paradise, Palaearctic song birds.

Founded:

1759

Founder:

Elector Maximilian III Joseph von Bayern

Scientific curator:

Prof. Dr. Josef H. Reichholf

+49-(0)89 8107-123

Reichholf.Ornithologie(at)zsm.mwn.de

Münster

Münster

Name:

LWL-Museum für Naturkunde

Address:

Sentruper Str. 285
D-48161 Münster

Contact:

Web: www.lwl.org/LWL/Kultur/WMfN/Museum_Naturkunde/

Email:

Tel.: +49-(0)251 591 05

Fax: +49-(0)251 591 6098

Brief description:

6,000 skins

Includes important collections by: L. zu Salm-Salm, A. Tenckhoff

Geogr. focus:

North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany

Taxon. focus:

 

Founded:

1872

Founder:

Bernard Altum

Scientific curator:

Dr. Jan Ole Kriegs
+49-(0)251 591 6069

Neuchâtel

Neuchâtel

Name:

Muséum d'histoire naturelle Neuchâtel

Address:

14, rue des Terreaux
CH-2000 Neuchâtel

Contact:

Web: http://www.museum-neuchatel.ch  

Email: info.museum(at)unine.ch

Tel.: + 41-(0)32 717 7960

Fax: + 41-(0)32 717 7969

Brief description:

13,000 skins of some 1,300 species; 6,000 eggs

Includes important collections by: J. J. von Tschudi, A. Mathey-Dupraz, F. Gehringer, S. Robert

Geogr. focus:

Switzerland, Europe, USA, Central and South America (esp. Peru), Australia

Taxon. focus:

 

Founded:

1835

Founder:

 

Scientific curator:

Blaise Mulhauser

blaise.mulhauser(at)unine.ch

Stuttgart

Stuttgart

Name:

Staatliches Museum für Naturkunde Stuttgart

Address:

Rosenstein 1

D-70191 Stuttgart

Contact:

Web: http://www.naturkundemuseum-bw.de/stuttgart/

Email: museum.SMNS(at)naturkundemuseum-bw.de

Tel.: +49-(0)711 8936 0

Fax: +49-(0)711 8936 100

Brief description:

almost 70,000 skins of some 5,500 species; 12,000 mounted specimens; 10,000 egg clutches; 18,000 skeletons

Includes important collections by: T. Andersen, C. von Barth, A. Boucard, Chevalier, Coll. Duoc, Duve, Elliot, A. Fischer, G. Frank, K. Fritsche, W. & P. Gatter, H. Grün, H. Gude, Th. von Heuglin, H. von Hochstetter, G. Hoy, A. Kappler, C. F. H. Baron von Ludwig, H. Möschler, F. von Müller, G. Nikolaus, W. Salzmann, F. Sarg, W. Schlüter, F. K. I. Streich, Duke Paul von Württemberg

Geogr. focus:

Palaearctic, South America, Liberia, Tanzania

Taxon. focus:

 

Founded:

1791

Founder:

Duke C.-E. von Württemberg

Scientific curator:

Dr. Friederike Woog

+49-(0)711 8936 253  

Vienna

Vienna

Name:

Naturhistorisches Museum Wien

Address:

Burgring 7

A-1010 Wien

Contact:

Web: http://www.nhm-wien.ac.at

Email: office(at)nhm-wien.ac.at

Tel.: +43-(1) 52177 0

Fa

Brief description:

95,000 skins of some 7,000 species; 8,500 skeletons; 10,000 egg clutches

Geogr. focus:

Austria, Hungary, the Balkan states, Jan Mayen Island, Egypt, Sudan, Ethiopia, Central and East Africa, Madagascar, Himalayas, Tibet, South India, Sri Lanka, Philippines, Celebes, Australia, Norfolk Islands, New Zealand, Central and South America (esp. Brazil), Haiti

Taxon. focus:

 

Founded:

1793

Founder:

Emperor Franz I. von Austria

Scientific curator:

Dr. Ernst Bauernfeind

+43-(1) 521 77 295
vogelsammlung(at)nhm-wien.ac.at

Wiesbaden

Wiesbaden

Name:

Museum Wiesbaden

Address:

Friedrich-Ebert-Allee 2
D-65185 Wiesbaden

Contact:

Web: www.mwnh.de/samm021.html

Email: museum(at)museum-wiesbaden.de

Tel.: +49-(0)611 335 22 50

Fax: +49-(0)611 335 21 92

Brief description:

8,000 skins; 6,000 egg clutches

Includes important collections by: A. A. Bruijn, C. Feldmann, A. Fischer, E. A. Fritze, B. Lyon, B. De Mons, J. W. von Müller, F. Odernheimer, O. Rau, C. Thomä, J. Weiler

Geogr. focus:

Central Europe

Taxon. focus:

 

Founded:

1829

Founder:

 

Scientific curator:

Dr. Volker Rattemeyer
+49-(0)611 3352170
volker.rattemeyer(at)museum-wiesbaden.de

Wilhelmshaven

Wilhelmshaven

Name:

Institut für Vogelforschung

´Vogelwarte Helgoland´

Address:

An der Vogelwarte 21

D-26386 Wilhelmshaven

Contact:

Web: http://www.fh-oow.de/ifv/

Email: ifv(at)ifv-vogelwarte.de

Tel.: +49 (0)4421 9689 0

Fax: +49 (0)4421 9689 55

Brief description:

5,500 skins of 550 species

Includes an important collection by Heinrich Gätke

Geogr. focus:

Germany, China

Taxon. focus:

 

Founded:

1843

Founder:

Heinrich Gätke

Scientific curator:

Prof. Dr. Franz Bairlein

franz.bairlein(at)ifv-vogelwarte.de

Zurich

Zurich

Name:

Zoologisches Museum der
Universität Zürich

Address:

Karl Schmid-Strasse 4
CH-8006 Zürich

Contact:

Web: http://www.zm.uzh.ch/zmneu/museum/home.html

Email: zminfo(at)zm.uzh.ch

Tel.: +41-(0)44 634 3838

Fax:

Brief description:

4,000 skins of 1,000 species

Includes an important collection by H. Möschler

Geogr. focus:

 

Taxon. focus:

 

Founded:

 

Founder:

 

Scientific curator:

Dr. Johann Hegelbach

+41-(0)44 635 4766

hegzm(at) zoolmus.unizh.ch