The Zoological Research Museum Alexander Koenig

is a research museum of the Leibniz Association




Research Archives for the History of Biology

Commitment to the past means prospectives for the future!

The Museum and Research Archives for the History of Biology (“Biohistoricum”) was founded in Neuburg/Donau in 1998. One of the founders was the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Geschichte und Theorie der Biologie [German Society for the History and Philosophy of Biology] []. Since October 2008, the collections of estates, correspondences, illustrations and photography related to the history of biology in the German-language countries are located at the Zoological Research Museum Alexander Koenig (ZFMK) as a central facility for research and conservation. The research-library comprises more than 50.000 volumes from various life science disciplines (e.g. zoology, botany, evolutionary biology and history of medicine).

One of the Biohistoricum’s major tasks is structuring and rendering accessibility to the historical collections, organizing symposia and co-editing of the scientific publication series Acta Biohistorica for Basilisken-Presse [].

We welcome donations for restoring valuable books and archivals. Please contact me: [at]

Contact person

Head of Biohistoricum
+49 228 9122-269
+49 228 9122-212
K.Schmidt-Loske [at]