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Nationaal Herbarium Nederland
Title: Nationaal Herbarium Nederland
Title abbreviated: NHN
Creator: Nationaal Herbarium Nederland / Universiteit Leiden branch <Leiden>
Abstract: The Nationaal Herbarium Nederland (National Herbarium of the Netherlands, NHN) was established in 1999 as the decentral merger of three major university herbaria in Leiden (L, better known as the Rijksherbarium), Utrecht (U) and Wageningen (WAG, Herbarium Vadense): decentral to safeguard the training of students in systematic botany at these three universities with broad training programmes in "green" biology ; merged to optimise co-operation in research, training and collection management, and to better comply with demands to underpin (inter)national policies on conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity. The training of taxonomists and herbarium curators from developing countries is considered a major task in this respect. With a collection of close to over 5.5 million specimens, the NHN is one of the largest herbaria in the world. All ca. 50,000 type-specimens have been made available on internet. The three libraries of the NHN are a unique resource covering botanical and mycological literature from the 16th century to the present. [Information of the supplier]
Subject: Museums, collections, exhibits (580.74)
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Spatial coverage: Netherlands
Audience: Intermediate; Experts
Language: English
Format: website
Resource type: Museums and Collections
Access: free
Metadata update date: 2010-10-12
Metadata provider: UBFfm
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