Collections

The Natural History Museum Rotterdam

Identification
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    Netherlands

    Type of organisation

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    Netherlands

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    Contact


    General Description

    • Marine mammal paleontology: NMR studies fossil marine mammals from NW Europe (including North Sea and Westerschelde) in their own collection and in other collections.
    • Bird ecology: Specimen-based research into ecology, distribution and biology of birds in NW Europe and particularly the area surrounding Rotterdam.
    • Mammal paleontology: NMR studies fossil mammals from NW Europe (including North Sea) in their own collection and in other collections.
    • Urban ecology: The urban ecology research unit of the Natural History Museum Rotterdam, Bureau Stadsnatuur, is widely deployable in the field of urban ecology. They conduct commissioned and their own original research into protected species, inventory the biodiversity of areas, and provide ecological guidance and advice for projects.

    Research Fields

    • Marine mammal paleontology
    • Bird ecology
    • Mammal paleontology
    • Urban ecology

    Research Initiative

    Contact

    Manager : Bram Langeveld

    Taxonomic Coverage

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    Features

    Collection Description

    The collection forms the foundation of the Natural History Museum Rotterdam. It is used in exhibitions, museum education, research and publications. The collection is estimated to hold approximately 400,000 samples (collection units), dating back to as early as 1859. Arthropods (predominantly insects: butterflies and beetles) and molluscs (bivalves and gastropods) make up about 85% of the collection. The collection focuses on The Netherlands and Europe, but in some taxonomic groups (such as molluscs), the coverage is global. Vertebrates, including fossils, amount to 9% of the collection and the herbarium takes just over 5%. Over 85% of the collection is digitized and accessible via GBIF. The Natural History Museum Rotterdam has an active collection policy which results in a continuously growing collection that is available to scientists worldwide; please enquire for details. The collection forms the foundation of the Natural History Museum Rotterdam. It is used in exhibitions, museum education, research and publications. The collection is estimated to hold approximately 400,000 samples (collection units), dating back to as early as 1859. Arthropods (predominantly insects: butterflies and beetles) and molluscs (bivalves and gastropods) make up about 85% of the collection. The collection focuses on The Netherlands and Europe, but in some taxonomic groups (such as molluscs), the coverage is global. Vertebrates, including fossils, amount to 9% of the collection and the herbarium takes just over 5%. Over 85% of the collection is digitized and accessible via GBIF. The Natural History Museum Rotterdam has an active collection policy which results in a continuously growing collection that is available to scientists worldwide; please enquire for details. The collection forms the foundation of the Natural History Museum Rotterdam. It is used in exhibitions, museum education, research and publications. The collection is estimated to hold approximately 400,000 samples (collection units), dating back to as early as 1859. Arthropods (predominantly insects: butterflies and beetles) and molluscs (bivalves and gastropods) make up about 85% of the collection. The collection focuses on The Netherlands and Europe, but in some taxonomic groups (such as molluscs), the coverage is global. Vertebrates, including fossils, amount to 9% of the collection and the herbarium takes just over 5%. Over 85% of the collection is digitized and accessible via GBIF. The Natural History Museum Rotterdam has an active collection policy which results in a continuously growing collection that is available to scientists worldwide; please enquire for details. The collection forms the foundation of the Natural History Museum Rotterdam. It is used in exhibitions, museum education, research and publications. The collection is estimated to hold approximately 400,000 samples (collection units), dating back to as early as 1859. Arthropods (predominantly insects: butterflies and beetles) and molluscs (bivalves and gastropods) make up about 85% of the collection. The collection focuses on The Netherlands and Europe, but in some taxonomic groups (such as molluscs), the coverage is global. Vertebrates, including fossils, amount to 9% of the collection and the herbarium takes just over 5%. Over 85% of the collection is digitized and accessible via GBIF. The Natural History Museum Rotterdam has an active collection policy which results in a continuously growing collection that is available to scientists worldwide; please enquire for details.

    Collection Abstract

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    Manager : Bram Langeveld

    Taxonomic Coverage

    TaxonomyQuantityDigitization levels (MIDS)Areas and Countries
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    Features

    Collection Description

    The collection forms the foundation of the Natural History Museum Rotterdam. It is used in exhibitions, museum education, research and publications. The collection is estimated to hold approximately 400,000 samples (collection units), dating back to as early as 1859. Arthropods (predominantly insects: butterflies and beetles) and molluscs (bivalves and gastropods) make up about 85% of the collection. The collection focuses on The Netherlands and Europe, but in some taxonomic groups (such as molluscs), the coverage is global. Vertebrates, including fossils, amount to 9% of the collection and the herbarium takes just over 5%. Over 85% of the collection is digitized and accessible via GBIF. The Natural History Museum Rotterdam has an active collection policy which results in a continuously growing collection that is available to scientists worldwide; please enquire for details. The collection forms the foundation of the Natural History Museum Rotterdam. It is used in exhibitions, museum education, research and publications. The collection is estimated to hold approximately 400,000 samples (collection units), dating back to as early as 1859. Arthropods (predominantly insects: butterflies and beetles) and molluscs (bivalves and gastropods) make up about 85% of the collection. The collection focuses on The Netherlands and Europe, but in some taxonomic groups (such as molluscs), the coverage is global. Vertebrates, including fossils, amount to 9% of the collection and the herbarium takes just over 5%. Over 85% of the collection is digitized and accessible via GBIF. The Natural History Museum Rotterdam has an active collection policy which results in a continuously growing collection that is available to scientists worldwide; please enquire for details. The collection forms the foundation of the Natural History Museum Rotterdam. It is used in exhibitions, museum education, research and publications. The collection is estimated to hold approximately 400,000 samples (collection units), dating back to as early as 1859. Arthropods (predominantly insects: butterflies and beetles) and molluscs (bivalves and gastropods) make up about 85% of the collection. The collection focuses on The Netherlands and Europe, but in some taxonomic groups (such as molluscs), the coverage is global. Vertebrates, including fossils, amount to 9% of the collection and the herbarium takes just over 5%. Over 85% of the collection is digitized and accessible via GBIF. The Natural History Museum Rotterdam has an active collection policy which results in a continuously growing collection that is available to scientists worldwide; please enquire for details. The collection forms the foundation of the Natural History Museum Rotterdam. It is used in exhibitions, museum education, research and publications. The collection is estimated to hold approximately 400,000 samples (collection units), dating back to as early as 1859. Arthropods (predominantly insects: butterflies and beetles) and molluscs (bivalves and gastropods) make up about 85% of the collection. The collection focuses on The Netherlands and Europe, but in some taxonomic groups (such as molluscs), the coverage is global. Vertebrates, including fossils, amount to 9% of the collection and the herbarium takes just over 5%. Over 85% of the collection is digitized and accessible via GBIF. The Natural History Museum Rotterdam has an active collection policy which results in a continuously growing collection that is available to scientists worldwide; please enquire for details.

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    Manager : Bram Langeveld

    Taxonomic Coverage

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    Features

    Collection Description

    The collection forms the foundation of the Natural History Museum Rotterdam. It is used in exhibitions, museum education, research and publications. The collection is estimated to hold approximately 400,000 samples (collection units), dating back to as early as 1859. Arthropods (predominantly insects: butterflies and beetles) and molluscs (bivalves and gastropods) make up about 85% of the collection. The collection focuses on The Netherlands and Europe, but in some taxonomic groups (such as molluscs), the coverage is global. Vertebrates, including fossils, amount to 9% of the collection and the herbarium takes just over 5%. Over 85% of the collection is digitized and accessible via GBIF. The Natural History Museum Rotterdam has an active collection policy which results in a continuously growing collection that is available to scientists worldwide; please enquire for details. The collection forms the foundation of the Natural History Museum Rotterdam. It is used in exhibitions, museum education, research and publications. The collection is estimated to hold approximately 400,000 samples (collection units), dating back to as early as 1859. Arthropods (predominantly insects: butterflies and beetles) and molluscs (bivalves and gastropods) make up about 85% of the collection. The collection focuses on The Netherlands and Europe, but in some taxonomic groups (such as molluscs), the coverage is global. Vertebrates, including fossils, amount to 9% of the collection and the herbarium takes just over 5%. Over 85% of the collection is digitized and accessible via GBIF. The Natural History Museum Rotterdam has an active collection policy which results in a continuously growing collection that is available to scientists worldwide; please enquire for details. The collection forms the foundation of the Natural History Museum Rotterdam. It is used in exhibitions, museum education, research and publications. The collection is estimated to hold approximately 400,000 samples (collection units), dating back to as early as 1859. Arthropods (predominantly insects: butterflies and beetles) and molluscs (bivalves and gastropods) make up about 85% of the collection. The collection focuses on The Netherlands and Europe, but in some taxonomic groups (such as molluscs), the coverage is global. Vertebrates, including fossils, amount to 9% of the collection and the herbarium takes just over 5%. Over 85% of the collection is digitized and accessible via GBIF. The Natural History Museum Rotterdam has an active collection policy which results in a continuously growing collection that is available to scientists worldwide; please enquire for details. The collection forms the foundation of the Natural History Museum Rotterdam. It is used in exhibitions, museum education, research and publications. The collection is estimated to hold approximately 400,000 samples (collection units), dating back to as early as 1859. Arthropods (predominantly insects: butterflies and beetles) and molluscs (bivalves and gastropods) make up about 85% of the collection. The collection focuses on The Netherlands and Europe, but in some taxonomic groups (such as molluscs), the coverage is global. Vertebrates, including fossils, amount to 9% of the collection and the herbarium takes just over 5%. Over 85% of the collection is digitized and accessible via GBIF. The Natural History Museum Rotterdam has an active collection policy which results in a continuously growing collection that is available to scientists worldwide; please enquire for details.

    Collection Abstract

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    Manager : Bram Langeveld

    Taxonomic Coverage

    TaxonomyQuantityDigitization levels (MIDS)Areas and Countries
    Level 0 %Level 1 %Level 2 %Level 3 %
    Total0

    Features

    Collection Description

    The collection forms the foundation of the Natural History Museum Rotterdam. It is used in exhibitions, museum education, research and publications. The collection is estimated to hold approximately 400,000 samples (collection units), dating back to as early as 1859. Arthropods (predominantly insects: butterflies and beetles) and molluscs (bivalves and gastropods) make up about 85% of the collection. The collection focuses on The Netherlands and Europe, but in some taxonomic groups (such as molluscs), the coverage is global. Vertebrates, including fossils, amount to 9% of the collection and the herbarium takes just over 5%. Over 85% of the collection is digitized and accessible via GBIF. The Natural History Museum Rotterdam has an active collection policy which results in a continuously growing collection that is available to scientists worldwide; please enquire for details. The collection forms the foundation of the Natural History Museum Rotterdam. It is used in exhibitions, museum education, research and publications. The collection is estimated to hold approximately 400,000 samples (collection units), dating back to as early as 1859. Arthropods (predominantly insects: butterflies and beetles) and molluscs (bivalves and gastropods) make up about 85% of the collection. The collection focuses on The Netherlands and Europe, but in some taxonomic groups (such as molluscs), the coverage is global. Vertebrates, including fossils, amount to 9% of the collection and the herbarium takes just over 5%. Over 85% of the collection is digitized and accessible via GBIF. The Natural History Museum Rotterdam has an active collection policy which results in a continuously growing collection that is available to scientists worldwide; please enquire for details. The collection forms the foundation of the Natural History Museum Rotterdam. It is used in exhibitions, museum education, research and publications. The collection is estimated to hold approximately 400,000 samples (collection units), dating back to as early as 1859. Arthropods (predominantly insects: butterflies and beetles) and molluscs (bivalves and gastropods) make up about 85% of the collection. The collection focuses on The Netherlands and Europe, but in some taxonomic groups (such as molluscs), the coverage is global. Vertebrates, including fossils, amount to 9% of the collection and the herbarium takes just over 5%. Over 85% of the collection is digitized and accessible via GBIF. The Natural History Museum Rotterdam has an active collection policy which results in a continuously growing collection that is available to scientists worldwide; please enquire for details. The collection forms the foundation of the Natural History Museum Rotterdam. It is used in exhibitions, museum education, research and publications. The collection is estimated to hold approximately 400,000 samples (collection units), dating back to as early as 1859. Arthropods (predominantly insects: butterflies and beetles) and molluscs (bivalves and gastropods) make up about 85% of the collection. The collection focuses on The Netherlands and Europe, but in some taxonomic groups (such as molluscs), the coverage is global. Vertebrates, including fossils, amount to 9% of the collection and the herbarium takes just over 5%. Over 85% of the collection is digitized and accessible via GBIF. The Natural History Museum Rotterdam has an active collection policy which results in a continuously growing collection that is available to scientists worldwide; please enquire for details.

    Collection Abstract

    Collection Staff

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