Hungarian Natural History Museum


Original name(s)
    Institution Address

    Baross u. 13
    1088  Budapest
    HU - Hungary

    Type of organisation

    Institution Address

    Baross u. 13
    1088 Budapest
    HU - Hungary

    Museum (State; Public)

    Director Representative

    MrZsolt Bernert


    +36 1 267-7100

    Structure Chart

    Governing & Executive bodies

    The Hungarian Natural History Museum is run and funded directly by the Ministry of Human Resources.

    Staff fields

    scientific staff collections non permanent: 8.0.scientific staff collections permanent: 53.0.scientific staff non permanent: 8.0.scientific staff permanent: 53.0.staff administrative non permanent: 4.0.staff administrative permanent: 68.0.staff collection managers technicians non permanent: 2.0.staff collection managers technicians permanent: 27.0.staff exhibitions non permanent: 4.0.staff exhibitions permanent: 22.0;staff total: 203.0;staff year of reference: 2019

    Membership fields

    Full member

    General Description

    • Biodiversity of Carpathian Basin, Balkans, East-Asia (flora and fauna)
    • taxonomy and systematics
    • Biomonitoring
    • Science history
    • Conservation biology
    • mineralogy and petrology
    • paleoecology
    • biostratigraphy
    • anthropologal paleopathology
    • post-pleistocene human population history in the Carpathians
    • paleobotany
    • paleozoology and faunagenesis

    Research Fields

    • Higher plants (Europe)
    • Cryptogams (lichen, bryophytes, algae (diatoms) (Europe, East-Asia)
    • Paleobotany (Europe)
    • Fungi (micro, macro) (Europe)
    • Invertebrates (Worldwide)
    • Vertebrates (Europe, Southeast-Asia)
    • Paleontology (invertebrate, vertebrates) (Europe)
    • Mineralogy (Carpathians)

    Research Initiative

    On-line outreach activitie : : ['Hungarian Natural History Museum is taking part as a consortium member with RBINS, AEM, UOC, CETAF in building an online course on biodiversity, climate change and issues related to scientific collections. The three years (2016-2019) project named as BIOTALENT is financed by Erasmus+. HNHM is responsible mainly for building up the educational content, and running the course itself with UOC. The platform is going to be built to be useful in the wider field of STEM education.']
    other outreach activitie : : ['At least 200 guided tours (including guided tours in the collections), one thousand museum pedagogy programs and a hundred and fifty other museum events The museum has a number of partnership agreements with primary schools to regularly take part in museum education programmes. Special agreement established with a school specialized for teaching students with intellectual disabilities to provide specific education programmes.']
    Non academic trainings : : ['10 museologists are involved in non-University based adult education programmes. Types of courses and activities: licensed mushroom identification courses, bat ringing examination, bird ringing examination, taxidermy education (participation in the compilation of the training material), cave biology o pest biology']
    Academic trainings : : ['37 members of the scientific staff give lectures and practical courses (2000 hours in 2016) regularly at three universities (by agreement between the museum and the universities) in the following fields: science communication, museology, zoology, botany, anthropology, paleobotany, paleontology, mineralogy. Staff members regularly supervise BSc, MSc and PhD theses']
    General description : : ['MSc of science communication MSc and field courses on zootaxonomy']


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