Musée zoologique de la ville de Strasbourg

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Main facade of the museum
A stuffed giraffe and frescoes at the entrance to the museum.

The Musée zoologique de la ville de Strasbourg is a natural history museum displaying the zoological collections of the city of Strasbourg, managed and curated by the University of Strasbourg.

History[edit]

In 1802, the city of Strasbourg purchased all of the natural history collections of Johann Hermann.[1] When the University of Strasbourg was created anew in 1872, the management and curation of the museum was entrusted to it. A spacious new building was erected from 1890 to 1893 and the collection continued to grow.[2]

The museum has collections of birds, marine mammals, invertebrates and insects, with a very particular focus on Alsatian fauna. There is also a reconstruction of Johann Hermann's study, containing many documents and specimens of his time.

Collections[edit]

The collections include:[3]

  • 1,350,000 invertebrates
  • 1,000,000 insects
  • 18,000 birds
  • 10,000 mammals
  • 2,450 fish
  • 1,300 reptiles and amphibians

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Viel, Claude. "Le cabinet d'histoire naturelle de Jean Hermann à Strasbourg". persee.fr. Revue d'histoire de la pharmacie Année 1989 Volume 77 Numéro 280 pp. 30-33. Retrieved 13 May 2016. 
  2. ^ "Musée zoologique - Histoire". musees.strasbourg.eu. Retrieved 13 May 2016. 
  3. ^ "Entry on the museum on the homepage of the University of Strasbourg". Collections.u-strasbg.fr. Retrieved 2012-09-18. 

Bibliography[edit]

  • Histoires naturelles : Les collections du Musée Zoologique de la Ville de Strasbourg, Éditions des Musées de la Ville de Strasbourg, February 2008, ISBN 978-2-35125-054-9

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 48°34′58.5″N 7°45′53.5″E / 48.582917°N 7.764861°E / 48.582917; 7.764861