Since 1775, creation date of the first natural history cabinet in Grenoble, ancestor of the museum, the institution never stopped enriching his collections from the 18th. Century modest sets, this continued increase led to the actual profusion of rich collections of several millions of species.

Like other museums, acquisition of new parts is done following 3 principal modalities : purchases, donations or legacies. The Museum studies any proposal made to it. The decision to allow permanent entrance to proposed objects in the establishment collections belongs to Grenoble’s municipal council. Otherwise, a regional scientific board gives his opinion for the registration of objects of concern within France’s museums. Once in the collection, they belong in an inalienable and imprescriptible way to the city of Grenoble and are listed in the inventory. For any proposal, we will be grateful to you to indicate us, as far as possible, the place and date of the species collected, collectors names, photographs, and additional information allowing to document, and therefore to value, the concerned parts.

Grenoble’s Museum would like to publicly thank all donors, past and future, who by their contribution brings enrichment to those collections, for the great benefit of its public.

MHNGr.IC.587 - Tanche (Tinca tinca), acquisition 2018, achat Bernard Bourlès

MHNGr.OS.2169 – Agame barbu (Pogona viticeps), acquisition 2018, achat Kraniata.

List of subsidized acquisitions by year