Today, the collections of Natural history museum of Grenoble, following estimations, are up from 3 to 5 millions species. This positions the Museum among the best in the province, his reputation established around the main collections, like the “ Herbarium” or the “ Mineralogy”.
Their interests are located at different levels, each level not excluding the next :
- Instructional : The object is to help and illustrate terms of popular sciences.
- Scientific : Studies on Taxonomy (types of specimens, reference collections), geographical repartition and ecological (Atlas), evolution in time of the species (disappearances,appearances),population’s genetics, impacts studies, applied studies( pharmaceutical)….
- Historic : species bounded to local personnalities or national, to theoretical theories….