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Related Museums in Asia

With the development of human society, the importance of biodiversity is valued by more and more people and countries. It is now a hot topic around the world and many museums are set up carrying out biodiversity conservation in Asia countries.



Herbarium Kebun Raya Bogor, Indonesia

The Hortus Botanicus Bogoriense Herbarium is a house for 50,000 preserved plant specimens, which are predominantly in dried and pressed ones. The Herbarium also holds carpological collections, wood collection and spirit collection from the Garden’s living plants. The collecting information stored with these specimens provides an important picture of what plant species grew in the Bogor Botanic Gardens overtime. The Hortus Botanicus Bogoriense Virtual Herbarium (HBBVH) is an online resource that provides immediate access to this invaluable information.


 Museum of Zoology, University of Malaysia

The Museum of Zoology has a large collection of Malaysian fauna consisting of insects (20,000 specimens and 1,000s of species), fishes (2,000 specimens) , frogs (672 specimens and 176 species), reptiles (445 specimens and 186 species) , birds (603 specimens and 261 species) and mammals ( 896 specimens and 144 species). These specimens were collected over the last 60 years. All these specimens have been catalogued and arranged over the last 5 years for easy reference by scientists and students.


Museum of Nature,Kazakhstan



Insect Museum Digital Archives Project, Taiwan University





Natural History Museum of Nepal

Natural History Museum of Nepal is situated on the lap of Swayambhu stupa, a world heritage site in the west hillock of Kathmandu valley. Swayambhu hillock is itself a famous place not only in the context of the culture, religion and history of Kathmandu valley, but also equally famous place for the early plant hunters in Nepal.


National Museum of Natural History, India

The National Museum of Natural History (NMNH) owes its genesis to Smt. Indira Gandhi, the former Prime Minister, who while considering new projects to be initiated in 1972 on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of India's Independence, decided that the country needs a Museum of Natural History to depict its flora, fauna and mineral wealth to provide an out of school facility for education of children and to promote environmental awareness among the masses. The NMNH opened its doors to the public in a rented building in Mandi house on 5th June 1978, coinciding symbolically with the World Environment Day.



 National Museum of Nature and Science, Japan

   Established in 1877, the  National Museum of Nature and Science boasts one of the richest E27 histories  of any museum in Japan. It is Japan’s only nationally administered  comprehensive science museum,


Raffles Museum of Biodiversity Research, Singapore

The Raffles Museum of Biodiversity Research (RMBR) has its origins in the Raffles Museum which was founded in 1849 as a result of an idea mooted by Sir Stamford Raffles, an eminent naturalist.


Seodaemun Museum of Natural History, South Korea

Seodaemun Museum of Natural History is the first-ever museum of natural history to be established by a public agency. The museum offers children an opportunity to experience and learn about the environment and shows how to preserve the earth’s natural beauty. Seodaemun Museum of Natural History holds exhibits year round and has over 100 open-run programs. It has become a popular fieldtrip destination for teens, a cultural space for residents, and a leisure space for family visitors.


Beijing Museum of Natural History, China

Beijing Museum of Natural History was formally named in 1962. Being the first large-scale museum of natural history founded on our own strength after new China was established, the museum bears three main functions: the specimen collection, the academic research and the science popularization of paleontology, zoology, botany and anthropology. The museum today boasts its rich collections, high-level research and ever-enlarging exhibitions. It has been one of a few museums of natural history in China and named as National Youth Science and Technology Education Base .


National Zoological Museum of China

国家动物博物馆是集动物系统与进化研究、动物标本收藏和动物科学知识普及三位一体的国立学术机构,由动物标本馆和标本展示馆两部分组成。包括鱼类及两栖爬行类标本分馆、无脊椎动物标本分馆、兽类标本分馆、鸟类标本分馆、昆虫标本分馆和标本数字化分馆。标本馆现有各类动物标本530余万号,约占中国科学院生物标本收藏总量的1/3。