Swiss Natural History Collections Network SwissCollNet


Support the development and operation of a Swiss Natural History Collections Network


To promote the scientific potential of natural history collections for research, education and society
To foster the development and maintenance of natural history collections with a common strategy

The Swiss Natural History Collections Network (SwissCollNet) develops a common vision for natural history collections in Switzerland

Ammonit in der Sammlung des Naturmuseum Solothurn
Ammonit in der Sammlung des Naturmuseum Solothurn
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Ammonit in der Sammlung des Naturmuseum Solothurn
Ammonit in der Sammlung des Naturmuseum Solothurn

Goals of the initiative

  • promote the management and curation of natural history collections in Switzerland;

  • unify physical and virtual access to biodiversity and geodiversity information;

  • provide new, linked and open access to data associated with collections;

  • create a platform to encourage and supprot the scientific use of natural history collections.