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The Researching Museum

Gain insight into the museum's research through high-quality portraits of our researchers. See items from the museum's collections and learn more about our research activities.

Research at the museum

Did you know that research is conducted here at the museum? The Swedish Museum of Natural History is a world-class research institution – for over 200 years, we have collected objects and data, conducted research on life on Earth, and shared knowledge.

150 employees in research and collections r

Approximately 150 people work in our research and collections departments, researching species relationships and evolution, the Earth's development, environmental toxins, and how humans impact nature.

Increased knowledge and empowerment

The museum's goal is to lead the way to increased knowledge and empowerment through research and public engagement, so that we together can contribute to the conservation of biodiversity and a sustainable and bright future.

In the exhibition "The Researching Museum," you will meet some of them through photographer Johanna Hannos' portraits. You will also see items from the museum's research and collections and get an insight into the work of researchers and collection staff through short films.

Welcome to discover even more about us!

Researchers in the exhibition

Jörgen Langhof, geologist in the Earth Sciences unit

I work with the museum's mineral collection. Minerals will play an even bigger role in building a sustainable and circular society in the future. Increased knowledge of minerals and geology is crucial for the future.

Jörgen Langhof. Photo: Johanna Hanno.

Linnea Cervin, marine biologist in the Environmental Research and Monitoring unit

My job is to age seals and porpoises. The age of the animals is a crucial piece of the puzzle to understand if the reproduction and health of marine mammals are affected. This way, we can contribute to the management of the Baltic Sea and the global goals for healthier oceans.

Linnea Cervin. Photo: Johanna Hanno