People, animals and plants; objects, knowledge, cultures and ideas – our world is in motion.
The continuation of the Aktionsplan encourages exchange about a world full of movement. Interdisciplinary teams of scientists explore the development of the earth and life as well as the scientific-historical, cultural and artistic significance of 30 million objects at the Museum für Naturkunde Berlin. The focus is on opening up science in order to communicate findings and initiate processes of social change.

Numerous participatory formats are used to jointly investigate, discuss and reflect on what a world on the move entails and how the Leibniz Research Museums can respond to social challenges and upheavals.

The Museum für Naturkunde sees itself as responsible for scientifically addressing global issues such as climate change, resource scarcity and biodiversity loss in cooperation with its international partners. Provenance research and conservation and restoration research are particular focal points.

Further innovative formats of knowledge transfer are being tested and researched in the action plan. The Competence Centre for Citizen Science, which is currently being established, strengthens the exchange between different actors of civil society. The Biodiversity Policy Lab also offers space for reflection, establishment of research and exchange between science, society and politics.

The museum opens its archives virtually and invites visitors to engage with socially relevant research and current museum topics in the experimental field - at Science Communication Cafe or Live Talks with scientists. The transcription workshop enables active participation in scientific research. Here, historical documents from the museum's archives are indexed according to scientific standards and made usable for research.

  1. Science Communication Cafe

    An Aktionsplan activity of the Museum für Naturkunde Berlin

    Let's talk about science! Every first Sunday of the month visitors can gain exciting insights into the work of scientists while drinking coffee in a relaxed atmosphere. Everyone is welcome to ask questions and contribute to the entertainment. The lectures take place in the kitchen area of the Experiementierfeld or digitally.

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  2. Transcription Workshop

    A workshop of the Museum für Naturkunde Berlin

    An estimated 40,000 files from the 19th and 20th centuries at the museum are written in old German manuscripts. By working closely with scholarly projects on the selection of documents, participants will be integrated into the museum's research work and actively contribute to it themselves.

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  3. #WildWalk

    A Pop-Up Exhibition of the Museum für Naturkunde Berlin

    Rediscover the Museum für Naturkunde Berlin – in the middle of the urban jungle! A simple idea: vacant storefronts are temporarily brought to life by objects from the Museum für Naturkunde. The result is a pop-up exhibition walk in Berlin's urban space that is constantly changing.

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  4. Does nature strike back?

    A public workshop of the Museum für Naturkunde Berlin

    Learning about the interplay between nature, society, culture and politics in a world on the move.

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  5. New Ways of communicating science and collections

    A workshop of the Museum für Naturkunde Berlin

    Should science communicators inspire people? Do we need new ways to reach our audience? These questions were addressed by 60 experts at a two-day digital workshop in November 2020.

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    Leibniz-Institut für Evolutions- und Biodiversitätsforschung (MfN)

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Museum für Naturkunde - Leibniz-Institut für Evolutions- und Biodiversitätsforschung
Invalidenstraße 43
10115 Berlin
T 030 889140 - 8591


Director General:
Prof. Dr. Johannes Vogel

Managing Director of the Museum:
Stephan Junker

Public Relations:
Dr. Gesine Steiner