Press releases 2020

Wednesday, 16. September 2020

Thursday, 10. September 2020

Monday, 31. August 2020

Tuesday, 18. August 2020

One of the world largest lunar meteorites now on display at the Natural History Museum Vienna

The lunar meteorite "Galb Inal" is now on display in the meteorite hall of the NHM Vienna, thanks to a testamentary donation. Weighing 2 kg, the meteorite is one of the largest pieces of the Moon in a public display worldwide.
Monday, 10. August 2020

PRESS RELEASE Naturkundemuseum Stuttgart and Natural History Museum Vienna

Some like it hot!
A new freshwater crustacean from the hottest place on earth.
Thursday, 06. August 2020

Hallstatt Science Fair 2020

On Saturday, 22nd and Sunday, 23rd of August 2020, from 10 am to 5 pm Natural History Museum Vienna and Salzwelten Hallstatt invite to Hallstatt Science Fair 2020.
 “Resources, crises and sustainability through the millennia” presents the research work at the NHM Vienna branch office in Hallstatt / Alte Schmiede.
Wednesday, 05. August 2020

138 million year old deep-sea sharks from Upper Austria revealed

A study lead by Iris Feichtinger and colleagues from the Natural History Museum Vienna and the University of Vienna revealed shark teeth that are 138 million years old.
Friday, 24. July 2020

Animal bones: Insights into the past

Archaeozoological research by the Natural History Museum Vienna investigates domestic animal economy and meat consumption habits of people in Eastern Alpine mining settlements at the boundary from the Bronze Age to the Iron Age (1300 – 450 BCE).
Thursday, 23. July 2020

A comet summer like it used to be – almost Comet “NEOWISE”, the “quarter-century phenomenon” can at present still be seen in the night sky

For the first time within almost 25 years, a bright and eye-catching comet is visible this summer to the naked eye. However, the increasing illumination of the night sky by artificial light makes nocturnal sky observation more and more difficult.
Tuesday, 14. July 2020

A new millipede species from Austria discovered in the collections of NHM Vienna

In a scientific collaboration between the University of Belgrade and NHM Vienna, two new species of the millipede genus Haasea were discovered and described for the first time for science. The new species from Austria, Haasea gruberi, was hidden in the museum collections whereas the second one, Haasea makarovi, was concealed in the dark of a Serbian cave.
Wednesday, 08. July 2020

Wednesday, 08. July 2020

WILD Michael Nichols, icon of nature photography

8. July 2020 – 4. October 2020
In the special exhibition rooms on the mezzanine level
Tuesday, 07. July 2020

Monday, 29. June 2020

Wednesday, 24. June 2020

The NHM Vienna – there’s change afoot

The construction site of DECK 50 (new venue for science communication) and the summer holiday programme in July and August 2020 will be presented to the media on Thursday, 02 July 2020, 10.30 a.m..
Wednesday, 03. June 2020

Neue Geschäftsführung im Naturhistorischen Museum Wien

Press release in German.
Thursday, 30. January 2020

Valentinstag im Naturhistorischen Museum Wien

Press release in German.
Thursday, 16. January 2020

Das Naturhistorische Museum Wien digitalisiert seine Sammlungen

Press release in German.