Göteborg Natural History Museum

Consortium name  
Swedish Consortium: Consortium for West Sweden Biological Collections (The Gothenburg Consortium)
Institution (Original name) 
Göteborgs Naturhistoriska Museum
MAIN ADDRESS
Street 
Museivägen 10
Postal code 
40235
City 
Göteborg
POSTAL ADDRESS
Postal address 
Box 7283
Postal code 
40235
City 
Göteborg
Country 
Sweden
Phone 

(+46) 10 441 44 00 (website) (+46) 10 441 42 43 (passport)

E-mail 
TYPE OF INSTITUTION
Type of institution 
Museum
LEGAL STATUS
Are you part of a larger entity / legal body? 
Yes
If yes, please specify  
Västarvet, Region Västra Götaland (administration)
CETAF MEMBERSHIP
Category 
Full member
CETAF Official representative
Name, position, phone, e-mail, research field 

Kennet Lundin, Senior curator at GNM Gothenburg, Box 7283: 402 35 Göteborg, Sweden, +46(0)104414245,  mobile +46(0)705523489, kennet.lundin@vgregion.se, marine invertebrates

Member of the Executive Committee? 
No
CETAF DEPUTY
OTHER STAFF MEMBERS WITH CONNECTIONS TO CETAF
Name, position, phone, e-mail, research field + Working Group or Project involved in 

Hans-Peter Dahlgren, Director, 0046 010 441 42 35, hans.peter.dahlgren@vgregion.se

Ted von Proschwitz, senior curator, 0046 010 441 42 44, ted.v.proschwitz@vgregion.se

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

Mr Hans-Peter Dahlgren, Director. Phone 0046 010 441 42 35, hans.peter.dahlgren@vgregion.se

Organigram 

Regional Council Västra Götaland ↓ Västarvet ↓ Natural History Museum

PERSONNEL
Scientific staff 
Permanent (P)Non – Permanent (NP)
a) TOTAL scientific staff4
b) Scientific staff linked to Collections3
c) Post-docs / PhD students
d) Others (Associates, etc.)
TOTAL (a+b+c+d)7
Other staff (administration etc.) 
Permanent (P)Non – Permanent (NP)
e) Exhibitions
f) Collection managers / technicians9
g) Others 3
TOTAL (e+f+g)12
Total permanent staff 
19
Total non-permanent staff 
0
Grand total (permanent + non-permanent Staff) 
19
Male (%) 
48
Female (%) 
52
R&D facilities
How many laboratories are in use in your institution? 
1
List of laboratories 

Laboratory for scientific preparations (alcohol etc.)

Exhibitions
List of permanent exhibitions  
Name 
Basic Museum exhibitions
Number of recent exhibitions 
2
Recent Temporary Exhibitions (< 2 years) 
Name 
Photographic exhibitions
Name 
Art exhibitions
Number of current exhibitions 
1
Current Temporary Exhibitions 
Name 
Photographic exhibitions
Number of future exhibitions 
1
Future exhibitions  
Name 
Mammoth exhibition
RESEARCH FIELDS
Scientific publications
Number of peer-reviewed publications per year 
10
Annual journals/series 

Annual Report: ISSN 0374-7921; Reports from GNM: ISSN 1651-131X

EARTH SCIENCES (Geology, Mineralogy, Palaeontology,…) 
TypologyPrimary typesIndividual specimens/objects% registered cards% recorded cards in database
1.1Palaeontology2
LIFE SCIENCES (Zoology, Biology, Botany, Mycology,…) 
TypologyPrimary typesIndividual specimens/objects% registered cards % recorded cards in database
2.1Zoology2000
Total specimens (all collections) 
0
Genetic Repositories
Does your institution have a DNA bank? 
Yes
Number of DNA samples 
100
DNA or seed sample exchange 

No

COLLECTION’S RELATED INFORMATION
Number of outgoing loans (parcels / specimens) per year 
100
Number of accessions (specimens) per year 
5000
Number of scientific visitors per year 
25
MAIN AREAS OF TAXONOMIC EXPERTISE 
Reptiles and amphibians
Molluscs
Marine vertebrates
Insects and parasitic worms
COMMUNICATION MATERIAL
Main activities of communication and outreach 

Guided tours 10 Courses/workshops/lectures 1000 Audioguides 2 Webpage/Facebook/Twitter Yes Outdoor Teaching ages 3-19 Yes Children activities yes

Logo 
Contact person at your institution for communications / press / external relations (name, position, phone, e-mail) 

1. Hans-Peter Dahlgren, Director, 0046 010 441 42 35, hans.peter.dahlgren@vgregion.se 2. Göran Nilson, senior curator, 0046 010 441 42 43, goran.nilson@vgregion.se 3. Kennet Lundin, senior curator, 0046 010 441 42 45, kennet.lundin@vgregion.se 4. Ted von Proschwitz, senior curator, 0046 010 441 42 44, ted.v.proschwitz@vgregion.se

Visitors
Last year:  
177 000
Trends (past and future) 

slowly increasing

Contact person at your institution for education / teaching / training (name, position, phone, e-mail) 

Lotta Backman +46 (0)10 - 441 42 33 lotta.m.backman@vgregion.se

THREE MAIN TOPICS OF CURRENT INTEREST FOR YOUR INSTITUTION 

1. Systematic research, taxonomy 2. Nature conservation 3. biodiversity

THREE MAIN TOPICS OF FUTURE INTEREST FOR YOUR INSTITUTION 

1. Education

Last update 
12.02.16