Bavarian Natural History Collections

Institution (Original name) 
Staatliche Naturwissenschaftliche Sammlungen Bayerns
MAIN ADDRESS
Street 
Menzinger Straße 67
Postal code 
80638
City 
Munich
POSTAL ADDRESS
Country 
Germany
Phone 

Tel. (Secretariat):

+49 (0) 89 17861-123; 

+49 (0) 89 17861-121

Fax 
(+49) 89 179 99 255
E-mail 
TYPE OF INSTITUTION
Type of institution 
Museum
Botanical Garden
Other
If other, please specify 
5 State Collections (zoology, botany, geology, mineralogy, paleontology, anthropology/paleoanatomy, 1 Botanical Garden and 8 museums form the SNSB (status: intermediate authority)
LEGAL STATUS
Are you part of a larger entity / legal body? 
Yes
If yes, please specify  
Bavarian State Ministry of Education, Science and the Arts
CETAF MEMBERSHIP
Member since 
2013
Category 
Full member
CETAF Official representative
Name, position, phone, e-mail, research field 

Prof. Dr. Gerhard Haszprunar, Director General, Generaldirektion der Staatlichen Naturwissenschaftlichen Sammlungen Bayerns

Menzinger Straße 67, D-80638 München

Tel.: +49 (0) 17861-122

Fax: +49 (0) 89 17861-120

eMail: haszprunar@snsb.de

 

Member of the Executive Committee? 
No
CETAF DEPUTY
Name, position, phone, e-mail, research field 

Dr. Eva-Maria Natzer, Wissenschaftliche Geschäftsführerin, Generaldirektion der Staatlichen Naturwissenschaftlichen Sammlungen Bayerns

Menzinger Straße 67, D-80638 München

Tel. (Natzer): +49 (0) 17861-122

Tel. (Sekretariat): (089) 089/17861-121/-123

 

Fax: (089) 17861-120

eMail:natzer@snsb.de

http://www.snsb.de

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

Prof. Dr. Gerhard Haszprunar, Director General, Generaldirektion der Staatlichen Naturwissenschaftlichen Sammlungen Bayerns

Menzinger Straße 67, D-80638 München

Tel.: +49 (0) 17861-122

Fax: +49 (0) 89 17861-120

eMail: generaldirektion@snsb.de

http://www.snsb.de

Research Field: Zoology, malacology, morphology, phylogeny and evolution

Organigram figure 
Governing and executive bodies 

Intermediate authority, Subordinate to the Bavarian State Ministry of Education, Science and the Arts

Advised by Scientific Advisory Board

PERSONNEL
Scientific staff 
Permanent (P)Non – Permanent (NP)
a) TOTAL scientific staff3045
b) Scientific staff linked to CollectionsIncluded in a)Included in a)
c) Post-docs / PhD studentsIncluded in a)
d) Others (Associates, etc.)Included in a)
TOTAL (a+b+c+d)3045
Other staff (administration etc.) 
Permanent (P)Non – Permanent (NP)
e) Exhibitions 123Included in a)
f) Collection Managers / technicians15Included in a)
g) Others 50
TOTAL (e+f+g) 185
Grand total (permanent + non-permanent Staff) 
260
R&D facilities
How many laboratories are in use in your institution? 
8
List of laboratories 
  1. DNA Labs (several)
  2. DNA-Bank
  3. 3D Laser scanning Facilities
  4. Isotope geochemistry lab and analysis
  5. SEM Facilities (TEM is available via the LMU cooperation contract)
  6. Digital XRay facilities and µCT-facilities
  7. DScan facilities für digitization of insect boxes etc.
  8. 2D-Scanning facilities for digitization of herbarium specimens
Exhibitions
Number of permanent exhibitions 
10
List of permanent exhibitions  
Name 
Botanical garden
Name 
Jura-Museum Eichstätt
Name 
Urweltmuseum
Name 
Rieskrater Museum
Name 
Naturkundemuseum Bamberg
Name 
Museum Mensch und Natur
Name 
Geologisches Museum München
Name 
Paläontologisches Museum München
Name 
Mineralogische Staatssammlung
Name 
The Hall of Birds at the Bamberg Museum of Natural History
Number of recent exhibitions 
58
Recent Temporary Exhibitions (< 2 years) 
Name 
ZSM Kunstausstellung „Raben und Rosen“
Name 
In einer Lagune vor unserer Zeit: 25 Jahre wissenschaftliche Grabungen - Fossillagerstätte Brunn/Oberpfalz.
Name 
Planet Wüste. Eine Ausstellung mit Bildern von Michael Martin
Name 
Glanzlichter 2015
Name 
Landschaften im Alpen-Vorland vom Eis geschaffen
Name 
"Rette die Welt-zumindest ein bisschen..."
Name 
Restlos gut essen
Name 
Steine spüren
Name 
Erntedank-Ausstellung
Name 
Große Pilzausstellung
Name 
G'Schichten vom Tungurahua
Name 
Urwald-Bilder im Urwelt-Museum Aquarelle von Rita Mühlbauer
Name 
Garten=Theater: Pflanzen in Shakespeares Welt
Name 
World Champions of Nature
Name 
XXIV. Rosenschau
Name 
Airlines - Vogelspuren in der Luft
Name 
Woche der Botanischen Gärten 2016
Name 
Heilsame Düfte
Name 
Iris – Blüten des Regenbogens
Name 
Internationaler Museumstag - Kakteen und andere Sukkulenten
Name 
Orchideen-Ausstellung
Name 
Paradiesische Iris
Name 
Glanzlichter 2016
Name 
Allosaurus …ein bissiges Baby
Name 
Natur im Fokus
Name 
Schmetterlinge, Bienen, Wespen & Co. – Der BUND Naturschutz München informiert
Name 
Paradiesvögel
Name 
Naturgetreue Hinterglasbilder exotischer Schmetterlinge
Name 
Tropische Schmetterlinge
Name 
Vulkane - gefährliche Schönheiten
Name 
Planet Wüste. Eine Ausstellung mit Bildern von Michael Martin
Name 
Impaktspuren Einschlagkrater der Erde im Radarbild der Mission TanDEM-X
Name 
Zwischen Zaun und Beet…
Name 
Hellabrunn meets ZSM
Name 
Glanzlichter 2014
Name 
Saurier mit Hirn und Hand
Name 
Die Steine sagen immer die Wahrheit
Name 
Erntedank-Ausstellung: Apfel, Birne, Quitte
Name 
Silberne Rose
Name 
Wunder der Verwandlung - Aus dem Leben unserer heimischen Schmetterlinge
Name 
Fabelhafte Wesen. Federfiguren von Barbara Lenz
Name 
25 Jahre - 25 Objekte
Name 
Stumme Zeugen
Name 
Mineralwunder Brasiliens (Schülerausstellung)
Name 
Die Frucht der Arbeit
Name 
XXIII Rosenschau
Name 
Woche der Botanischen Gärten 2015
Name 
Glanzlichter 2015
Name 
Internationaler Museumstag "Münchner Treffen"
Name 
ARCHE NOAH: Jungpflanzenmarkt - Gemüse und Kräuter in Bioqualität
Name 
25 Jahre RiesKraterMuseum
Name 
Bilder im Dunkeln. Höhlenkunst der Eiszeit
Name 
Tag des Baumes
Name 
Feldahorn und andere Ahorn-Arten. Holzarbeiten von Volkmar Zimmer
Name 
Planetenweg: Zwischen Planeten auf dem Weg zur Sonne
Name 
Natur im Fokus on tour
Name 
Naturgetreue Hinterglasbilder exotischer Schmetterlinge
Name 
Tagfalter in München (Bund Naturschutz)
Name 
Arche Nova
Number of current exhibitions 
4
Current Temporary Exhibitions 
Name 
Tropische Schmetterlinge
Name 
Wildlife Photographer of the year
Name 
"Zooom!!! Ein Blick in die Tiefe von Raum und Zeit"
Name 
Natur im Fokus
RESEARCH FIELDS
RESEARCH FIELD 
Research Field 
zoology, botany, geology, mineralogy, paleontology, anthropology/paleoanatomy, mycology, biodiversity informatics
Scientific publications
Number of peer-reviewed publications per year 
186
Annual journals/series 

Archaeopteryx, Yearly http://www.pfeil-verlag.de/07pala/d288x.html

Documenta Archaeobiologiae, Yearly http://www.vml.de/d/jb.php?ISSN=1611-7484

Zitteliana, Reihe A: yearly Reihe B: monographs www.palmuc.de/bspg/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=79&Itemi...

Quarterly journals/series 

"Spixiana – Zeitschrift für Zoologie“, 3 a year http://www.pfeil-verlag.de/04biol/d8391.html

Other publications 

328 in 2015

Digital copy of the latest annual report 
EARTH SCIENCES (Geology, Mineralogy, Palaeontology,…) 
TypologyPrimary typesIndividual specimens/objects% registered cards% recorded cards in database
1.1Palaeontology6100 recorded types so far5000000N/AN/A
1.2Mineralogy2100000100100
1.3Anthropology52000
1.4Geology25000
LIFE SCIENCES (Zoology, Biology, Botany, Mycology,…) 
TypologyPrimary typesIndividual specimens/objects% registered cards % recorded cards in database
2.1Botany600002450000N/AN/A
2.2Mycology 15000750000N/AN/A
2.3Zoology 3629627500000N/AN/A
...
Total specimens (all collections) 
35,877,000
Outstanding collection features 

Large collections (ca. 36 Mio objects) from all fields of natural history 

Largest (>11 Mio specimens) Lepidoptera collection in the world

Extraordinary collections from renowned Bavarian fossil sites (Solnhofen, Eichstätt)

Rare and valuable historical collections (Martius, Spix, mineralogy)

Extensive anthropological and paleoanatomy collections

Living collections: Extraordinary orchid collections, Aloe collections, Araceae

alpine plant collections

DNA bank includes ca. 75.000 DNA + 85.000 tissue samples 

 

Does your institution have an Index Seminum? 

Yes, published yearly

Heritage sciences (art, manuscripts, maps, photographs...) 

422.000 objects (Rara, Books, manuscripts etc.), 3 libraries

Size and importance of living collections 

16.000 species

Genetic Repositories
Does your institution have a DNA bank? 
Yes
Number of DNA samples 
75 000
Does your institution have a seed bank? 
No
DNA or seed sample exchange 

Yes, worldwide

COLLECTION’S RELATED INFORMATION
Number of outgoing loans (parcels / specimens) per year 
330 parcels/ca. 40.000 specimens
Number of accessions (specimens) per year 
Ca.150.000 specimens
Number of scientific visitors per year 
1300
MAIN AREAS OF TAXONOMIC EXPERTISE 
Zoology: Mammalogy, Ornithology, Herpetology, Ichthyologie, Malacology, Crustaceology, Arachnology, Entomology
Paleontology: Microorganisms of the Rhynie Chert formation; Triassic Gastropods, Basal Neopterygii, Stegocephalia, fossil Reptiles (Saurischia, Ornithischia, Pterosauria), Ruminantia, Rhinocerotidae
Anthropology and archeozoology
botany
mycology
lichenology
COMMUNICATION MATERIAL
Main activities of communication and outreach 
  • Exhibitions (see www.snsb.de)
  • Websites (Institutions, Projects, see www.snsb.de) and data portals (see www.snsb.info)
  • National and International scientific conferences
  • Invited Talks
  • Publications
Logo 
Printed news 

please see www.snsb.de

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

Dr. Eva-Maria Natzer Generaldirektion der Staatlichen Naturwissenschaftlichen Sammlungen Bayerns

Menzinger Straße 67, D-80638 München

Tel. (Natzer): +49 (0) 89 17861-122

Tel. (Sekretariat): +49 (0) 89 17861-121; -123

Fax: +49 (0) 89 17861-120

 

Visitors
Last year:  
682 095
Trends (past and future) 

slightly falling due to changes in the Bavarian school system

If your institution is involved with non-university-based teaching or education programmes, please describe them & the partners 

Yes, Education of biology teachers (Lehrerakademie Dillingen, VBIO etc.)

If your institution is involved with universities in teaching or education programmes, please name and describe them 

Yes, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München (LMU, www.lmu.de), ca. 50/hrs per week

If your institution is involved in online courses, please describe them and the partners 

No

Other relevant information on education and / or training carried out 

guided tours, school programmes, other public education programmes, talks, courses

THREE MAIN TOPICS OF CURRENT INTEREST FOR YOUR INSTITUTION 

1. bio/geodiversity research

2. Evolutionary Biology

3. Infrastructure and software development for collections and biodiversity data

4. DNA Barcoding

THREE MAIN TOPICS OF FUTURE INTEREST FOR YOUR INSTITUTION 

1. Taxonomy (i.e. species detection, inventory/monitoring and delimitation) in the 21st century: 3D-visualization of morphology, molecules.

2. Evolution and Phylogenetics

3.Workflows and infrastructure for digitization of collections

4. IT-facilites and e-publishing

Last update 
04.21.17