State Museum of Nature and Man

Consortium name  
German Consortium: Association of German Natural History Museums in the North Sea and Baltic Sea Region (NORe)
Institution (Original name) 
Landesmuseum Natur und Mensch
MAIN ADDRESS
Street 
Damm 38-44
Postal code 
26135
City 
Oldenburg
POSTAL ADDRESS
Country 
Germany
Phone 

(+49) 441 9244 300

TYPE OF INSTITUTION
Type of institution 
Museum
LEGAL STATUS
Are you part of a larger entity / legal body? 
Yes
If yes, please specify  
Our museum, the State Museum of Art and Cultural History in Oldenburg and the Palace Gardens in Oldenburg belong to State Museums of Lower Saxony in Oldenburg (Niedersächsische Landesmuseen Oldenburg)
CETAF MEMBERSHIP
Category 
Full member
CETAF Official representative
Name, position, phone, e-mail, research field 
Member of the Executive Committee? 
No
CETAF DEPUTY
Director / legal representative of the institution (title, name, phone, e-mail, research field) 

Dr. Peter-René Becker, +49 (0)441 / 9244 - 303, pr.becker@landesmuseen-ol.de, Zoology, Ethnology

Organigram 

The LMNM has 3 departments: Natural History, Archaeology, Ethnology. There are Heads of Department for Natural History (= Deputy) and Ethnology (= Director). Beside these the Dep. of Natural History an the Dep. of Ethnology have 1 scientific member of staff each. There are workshops available for taxidermy and restoration.

Organigram figure 
Governing and executive bodies 

The LMNM is a Land authority of the Ministry of Science and Cultural Affairs of Lower Saxony (D).

PERSONNEL
Scientific staff 
Permanent (P)Non – Permanent (NP)
a) TOTAL scientific staff22
b) Scientific staff linked to Collections00
c) Post-docs / PhD students00
d) Others (Associates, etc.)00
TOTAL (a+b+c+d)22
Other staff (administration etc.) 
Permanent (P)Non – Permanent (NP)
e) Exhibitions 00
f) Collection Managers / technicians61
g) Others 191
TOTAL (e+f+g) 252
Total permanent staff 
27
Total non-permanent staff 
4
Grand total (permanent + non-permanent Staff) 
31
Male (%) 
29
Female (%) 
71
Externalized services, non-permanent positions 
20
Total (permanent and non-permanent staff + externalized personnel)  
20
Any other information concerning the staff 

2. Externalized services (Subcontracted and/or on Concessions): Illustrator, technician, cleaning staff, educational staff

R&D facilities
How many laboratories are in use in your institution? 
3
List of laboratories 
  1. one biological workroom
  2. one taxidermy workshop
  3. one restoration workshop
List of key tools (e.g. SEM, 3D, scanners/printers,...) 

binocular eyepieces

Other scientific / R&D facilities 

The biological workroom and taxidermy workshop provide space and equipment for taxonomic research and taxidermy of animals and plants.

Exhibitions
Number of permanent exhibitions 
5
List of permanent exhibitions  
Name 
Moor
Name 
Geest
Name 
Coast & Marshland
Name 
River Hunte
Name 
Gemstones & minerals
Number of recent exhibitions 
8
Recent Temporary Exhibitions (< 2 years) 
Name 
8 different special exhibitions
Number of current exhibitions 
2
Current Temporary Exhibitions 
Name 
Alle Wetter!
Name 
Mensch und Küste. Was tun, wenn die Nordsee steigt?
Number of future exhibitions 
2
RESEARCH FIELDS
Scientific publications
Annual journals/series 

Museumsjournal Natur und Mensch

Other publications 

Special exhibition catalogues

EARTH SCIENCES (Geology, Mineralogy, Palaeontology,…) 
TypologyPrimary typesIndividual specimens/objects% registered cards% recorded cards in database
1.1Palaeontology525075
1.2Mineralogy250020
1.3Geology1000010
1.4Lacquer peels351100
LIFE SCIENCES (Zoology, Biology, Botany, Mycology,…) 
TypologyPrimary typesIndividual specimens/objects% registered cards % recorded cards in database
2.1Botany3500020
2.2Mycology400
2.3Zoology278565
Total specimens (all collections) 
332,066
Outstanding collection features 

The collection and research in the departments of natural history focus on local wildlife mainly. Yet the collections include objects from around the world.

Collection of birds (including eggs and nests) containing approx. 14.690 objects; 100% recorded cards in database.

Collection of Lacquer peels with 351 individual specimens, 100% recorded cards in database. 

Does your institution have an Index Seminum? 

No

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

• Type(s) of objects: books, manuscripts, maps, photographs, periodicals • No. of objects (of each type): ca. 1000, 30, 200, 5.000, 400

Size and importance of living collections 

The aquarium houses fishes, amphibians, reptiles and insects of local freshwater and saltwater in 19 aquariums and terrariums. The aquarium offers an insight into the hidden underwater world of the river Hunte which flows through Oldenburg. It shows animals from freshwater and saltwater because the water of the Hunte changes on its way from the edge of the Central German Uplands to the North Sea Coast. The presentation of living local freshwater fishes is rare and thus notable.

Genetic Repositories
Does your institution have a DNA bank? 
Yes
Number of DNA samples 
860
Number of organisms / species 
170
Does your institution have a seed bank? 
No
DNA or seed sample exchange 

We provide the DNA samples for the research of other institutes

COLLECTION’S RELATED INFORMATION
Number of outgoing loans (parcels / specimens) per year 
30
Number of accessions (specimens) per year 
ca. 800 specimens in Dep. Nat. Hist.
Number of scientific visitors per year 
10
MAIN AREAS OF TAXONOMIC EXPERTISE 
Ornithology
Entomology
COMMUNICATION MATERIAL
Main activities of communication and outreach 

scientific communication: NORe-Institutes and other museums, PR-Communication: media, idw

Logo 
Own editions 

"Museumsjournal Natur und Mensch" and special exhibition catalogues: http://www.naturundmensch.de/publikationsverzeichnis.html

Contact person at your institution for communications / press / external relations (name, position, phone, e-mail) 
Visitors
Last year:  
28 000
Trends (past and future) 

nearly stable

Website visitors
Last year  
154 000
Institution news
Career opportunities
Workshops / Events
If your institution is involved with non-university-based teaching or education programmes, please describe them & the partners 

Student teachers of biology learning to combine culture with natural science using the example of the State Museum of Nature and Man once a year.

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

Cooperation with the University of Oldenburg, Degree programme “Museums and Exhibitions”, imparting knowledge about topics concerning the work at museums

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

No

If your institution is involved in training projects, please describe them and the partners 

2 research fellows over a period of two years each (Wissenschaftliches Volontariat)

1 graduate (school) taking a gap year to do voluntary work in the cultural sector (Freiwilliges Soziales Jahr Kultur)

Other relevant information on education and / or training carried out 

We offer different guided tours and education programmes for children, adults, schools, kindergartens, teachers, persons with disabilities:

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

Natural history: Kirsten Preuss, +49 (0)441 / 9244 – 324, k.preuss@landesmuseen-ol.de

Archaeology: Tosca Friedrich, +49 (0)441 / 9244 - 331, t.friedrich@landesmuseen-ol.de

THREE MAIN TOPICS OF CURRENT INTEREST FOR YOUR INSTITUTION 

Systematic research

THREE MAIN TOPICS OF FUTURE INTEREST FOR YOUR INSTITUTION 

Digitalization of the collection

Last update 
09.21.17