Natural History Museum Namu Bielefeld

Consortium name  
German Consortium: Association of German Natural History Museums in the North Sea and Baltic Sea Region (NORe)
Institution (Original name) 
Naturkunde-Museum "namu" Bielefeld
MAIN ADDRESS
Street 
Kreuzstraße 20
Postal code 
33602
City 
Bielefeld
POSTAL ADDRESS
Postal address 
Adenauerplatz 2
Postal code 
33602
City 
Bielefeld
Country 
Germany
Phone 

(+49) 521 51 6734

(+49) 521 51 3680

TYPE OF INSTITUTION
Type of institution 
Museum
LEGAL STATUS
Are you part of a larger entity / legal body? 
Yes
If yes, please specify  
City administration of Bielefeld; NORe
CETAF MEMBERSHIP
Category 
Full member
CETAF Official representative
Name, position, phone, e-mail, research field 

Dirk Brandis (on behalf of NORe)

Member of the Executive Committee? 
No
CETAF DEPUTY
Member of the Executive Committee? 
No
Director / legal representative of the institution (title, name, phone, e-mail, research field) 

Dr. Isolde Wrazidlo, Adenauerplatz 2, 33602 Bielefeld, Germany

PERSONNEL
Scientific staff 
Permanent (P)Non – Permanent (NP)
a) TOTAL scientific staff11
b) Scientific staff linked to Collections
c) Post-docs / PhD students
d) Others (Associates, etc.)
TOTAL (a+b+c+d)
Other staff (administration etc.) 
Permanent (P)Non – Permanent (NP)
e) Exhibitions
f) Collection Managers / technicians
g) Others
TOTAL (e+f+g)
Total permanent staff 
1
Total non-permanent staff 
1
Grand total (permanent + non-permanent Staff) 
2
Male (%) 
50
Female (%) 
50
Exhibitions
Number of permanent exhibitions 
1
List of permanent exhibitions  
Name 
ausSterben - überLeben
Number of current exhibitions 
1
Current Temporary Exhibitions 
Name 
Evolution unterwegs
RESEARCH FIELDS
RESEARCH FIELD 
Research Field 
Regional Geology and Paleontology
Research Field 
Entomology, Structural Geology
Scientific publications
Other publications 

Several popular science publications per year: geology chapters in climbing guides, short geology articles in "Panorama", the periodical of the DAV (Deutscher Alpenverein)

Yearly volumes on regional natural sciences: "Berichte des Naturwissenschaftlichen Vereins Bielefeld und Umgebung"

EARTH SCIENCES (Geology, Mineralogy, Palaeontology,…) 
TypologyPrimary typesIndividual specimens/objects% registered cards% recorded cards in database
1.1Palaeontology3500050
1.2Mineralogy5000
1.3Geology10000
LIFE SCIENCES (Zoology, Biology, Botany, Mycology,…) 
TypologyPrimary typesIndividual specimens/objects% registered cards % recorded cards in database
2.1Botany5000
2.2Mycology1000
2.3Zoology300000
Total specimens (all collections) 
356,000
Outstanding collection features 

Entomology: ~ 220,000 specimens of palearctic bugs

Genetic Repositories
Does your institution have a DNA bank? 
No
Does your institution have a seed bank? 
No
COLLECTION’S RELATED INFORMATION
Number of outgoing loans (parcels / specimens) per year 
10
Number of accessions (specimens) per year 
10
Number of scientific visitors per year 
10
MAIN AREAS OF TAXONOMIC EXPERTISE 
Entomology
Regional paleontology
COMMUNICATION MATERIAL
Main activities of communication and outreach 
  • 850-950 education events per year: school programmes, guided tours, field trips, public talks etc. Topics: Geology, Biology, Climate Science, Sustainable development. Target audience: age 5-100 years.
  • "Naturhistorische Zeitreise" (natural historic time-travel): Floor showcases for regional fossils and standing showcases about Insects in the Bielefeld subway stations.
Logo 
Contact person at your institution for communications / press / external relations (name, position, phone, e-mail) 

Dr. Isolde Wrazidlo, Adenauerplatz 2, 33602 Bielefeld; phone +49-521-512483

Dr. Mark Keiter, Adenauerplatz 2, 33602 Bielefeld; phone +49-521-513680

Visitors
Last year:  
31 225
Trends (past and future) 

2011: 29,063;

2012: 28,589

Institution news
Online media galleries
Other relevant information on education and / or training carried out 

850-950 education events per year: school programmes, guided tours, field trips, public talks etc. Topics: Geology, Biology, Climate Science, Sustainable development. Target audience: age 5-100 years

THREE MAIN TOPICS OF CURRENT INTEREST FOR YOUR INSTITUTION 

Regional geology and Palaeontology

Science Communication/Popular Science

Entomology

THREE MAIN TOPICS OF FUTURE INTEREST FOR YOUR INSTITUTION 

Regional geology and Palaeontology

Science Communication/Popular Science

Entomology

Last update 
11.24.16