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About the Botanical Garden & Museum
The Botanical Garden & Museum shall contribute to increase our knowledge and understanding of the diversity of the plant and fungal kingdoms and through a better knowledge promote the interest for national and global nature and its conservation.
The Botanical Garden & Museum is divided into three major parts:
The Botanic Garden houses the largest collection of living plants in Denmark and the only seed and gene bank for plants from nature.
The Botanical Museum has the largest collections in Denmark of dried plants and fungi.
The Botanical Library has the largest collection of botanical literature in Denmark and is part of the public library service.
The purposes of Botanical Garden & Museum are:
to maintain, develop and increase the scientific collections of living and dried plants and fungi in agreement with the best international practice and conventions,
to make the collections and the knowledge related to these available for research, education and public outreach,
to maintain and increase the library's collection of books, journals and records,
to undertake research predominantly related to the collections,
to participate in the tutoring of students mainly at the M.Sc. and Ph.D. levels,
to promote knowledge of the conservation of plants and fungi nationally and globally,
to promote knowledge of plants and fungi and an interest in national and global nature through public exhibitions and related activities of an informative and activating character.