Naturhistoriska riksmuseet

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Front view of the museum
Historical exhibit of a hummingbird skeleton.

Naturhistoriska riksmuseet (literally the Natural History Museum ) is a museum of biology and geology in Stockholm . It is not far from Stockholm University in the Frescati district . The construction of the building complex, which was completed in 1916, was directed by the architect Axel Anderberg .

The museum has over 9 million specimens of animals, plants, mushrooms, fossils and minerals that come from all over the world. The collection is completed by environmental samples, DNA data, statistics on bird ringing and other scientific material.

In addition to the exhibition rooms, there is a planetarium and an IMAX cinema ( Cosmonova ) in the building.

Scientific work

The Naturhistoriska riksmuseet is a natural research museum. The Swedish Bird Ringing Center is part of the museum. Ten professors work in the museum together with other scientific and technical employees. The scientists are not employed by the museum as their main staff, but come from nearby universities. In addition, the museum is visited by around 400 guest researchers every year. The research tasks include determining the relationship between species , investigations into the formation of the mountain bed and studies into the influences of humans on their environment.

The museum's research department is connected to various international projects such as GBIF-Sweden and Fishbase .

There are currently the following departments:

Web links

Commons : Swedish Museum of Natural History  - Collection of pictures, videos and audio files

Coordinates: 59 ° 22 ′ 7 ″  N , 18 ° 3 ′ 12 ″  E