On 17. December 2014 it was announced by the University of Copenhagen that the new Natural History Museum of Denmark will be a reality by 2020. The project will cost approx. 128 mill. Euro/156 mill. USD.
With more than 10.000 sq.m. of underground exhibition area, it will be one of the 10 biggest Natural History Museums in the world. It will be located right in the heart of Copenhagen City, at a corner of the existing Copenhagen Botanical Gardens and Geological Museum buildings. The botanical garden was originally opened 2. August, year 1600 and has a collection of 12.287 species spread on 23.462 live plants! Occasionally one of the smaller tropical greenhouses has live butterflies.
Fabricius also described new taxa from other collections such as the Banks Collection (now in the NHM, London), the Dru Drury Collection, the Jones Collection (figured in his Icones and now in the Hope Museum, Oxford) so a number of his type specimens are elsewhere.