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In addition to developing exhibitions, an important task of this museum is the collection of national resources and data to enhance academic research and support exhibitions and education. Due to limited space and human resources, this museum’s collection started from scratch. In the year (1983) that collection efforts began, there were only 312 items. As the museum has expanded, its collection has gradually become richer and more diverse. Through collection, donations, purchases, and exchanges over 28 years (as of 2010), the collection has increased to more than one million items, with stable annual growth, laying a solid foundation for the museum’s continued collection efforts and academic research.
(The following statistics are updated in even-numbered months.)

42years
NMNS Collected
1,692,849spec.
Total Numbers
until 4/2024
in 2024 + 12,061spec.
in 2023 + 36,108spec.
Zoology Collection
1,025,945spec.
+157
Zoology Collection
Botany Collection
348,613spec.
+1,113
Botany Collection
Geology Collection
90,642spec.
+0
Geology Collection
Anthropology Collection
152,620spec.
+894
Anthropology Collection
Live Plant Collection
2,439species
+10
Live Plant Collection
Fungi Collection (Culture)
3,927strains
+15
Fungi Collection (Culture)
Seed Collections
1,111spec.
+0
Seed Collections
33,695slides
+0
1,101species
+0
Botany Collection (Slide)
8,522jars
+0
1,655species
+0
Botany Collection (Preserved)
24,310slides
+0
3,236species
+0
Pollen Collection (Slide)
349pieces
+0
1,025species
+0
Wood Collection
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2023/06/14 Updated