Natural History Museum, Vienna

Original name(s)

  • Naturhistorisches Museum Wien (de - German)
Institution Address

Burgring 7
A-1010 Vienna

Type of organisation

Institution Address

Burgring 7
A-1010 Vienna

Director Representative

Dr.Katrin Vohland


Structure Chart

url :
file : organisation_chart_natural_history_museum_vienna1.pdf

Governing & Executive bodies





General Description

The composition of the earth and the origins of the universe are current research topics, as are the development and proliferation of primitive plants and animals, biodiversity and genetics. The Museum also carries out research into the earliest manifestations and prehistory of man.

The scientific collections, which are amongst the largest and most valuable in the world, are a window onto the diversity of species and feature a wealth of minerals and meteorite and prehistoric remains. The museum houses approximately 30 million specimens and the number is growing, as research trips and digs yield still more discoveries.



Research Fields

  • Anthropology / Physical anthropology (46.20.00)

Research Initiative

Activities and outreach with Universities

Quite a number of scientists are teaching at university, attachment “NHM Vienna Annual Report 2012”, page 185-187

Activities and outreach with other public (Österreichischer Austauschdienst = Austrian Exchange Service) (Kulturkontakt Austria = Cultural Contact Austria) (wienXtra, Freizeitaktionen = leisure time acitivities, Infos & Beratung für Kinder, Jugendliche & Erwachsene = information and advice for children, youth and adults)



Gertrude Zulka-Schaller
+43 1 52177-258

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