The Natural History Museum Vienna (NHM) with more than 30 million collector's items is considered one of the most important natural history museums in the world. Founded by Emperor Franz Joseph I, it is home to many unique pieces. What some people don't know is that NHM conducts research at the pulse of time. Citizen Science is also an integral part of the museum's research landscape.
In the course of creating a Citizen Science strategy, information was collected on the various Citizen Science projects located in the museum. Eight projects at the NHM involve citizens in scientific research.
The scientific herpetological reference collection (amphibian and reptile species) of the Natural History Museum Vienna comprises about 210,000 objects.
The cooperation with the Department of Herpetology enables us to have the entries on amphibians and reptiles checked again by declared experts in this field and, if necessary, to point out any errors! This is a great enrichment for our project and directly increases the data quality.
We are looking forward to future cooperation and mutual benefit!