The composition and preservation of the scientific collections are the fundamental duty of the Natural History Museum Basel.
The Natural History Museum Basel is one of the most renowned platforms for research and knowledge transfer. The extensive collections form a base for the description of species.
With their skilled hands, taxidermists create life-like exhibits and prepare natural history materials so that scientists are able to work with them.
The Natural History Museum Basel not-for-profit, state-run institution and a department of the canton Basel-Stadt. It is part of the cultural division which belongs to the presidential department.
The outstanding natuaral history objects. from the fields of zoology, entomology, mineralogy, anthropology, osteology and palaeontology have been looked after and researched for over 300 years.