The collection of molluscs is one of the more important of the large, old collections in Europe, going back to King Frederik III's "Kunstkammer" from the 1650's.
Greater collectors were: L. Spengler, C.F. Schumacher, Count A.G. Moltke, and King Christian VIII. In the collection are not only types, but also original specimens for descriptions and illustrations in many publications, for instance: Regenfuss 1758, Chemnitz & Martini 1769-1829, Fabricius 1780, Forsskål 17??.
The collections of Cephalopoda and Ophistobranchia are especially well represented and the collection of prosobranch eggmasses is worth mentioning.
Responsible curator: Ole S. Tendal