Mediasphere for Nature

The Mediasphere For Nature is the multimedia application lab at the Museum of Natural History Berlin. Our primary focus is to answer the question of how the museum’s digital media can be shared and used sustainably. We are actively shaping the museum’s digital offers and work closely together with diverse business partners. We are the first and currently the only media application lab at a research museum of the Leibniz Association to conduct applied research and break new ground.

What we offer

Media & Storytelling

Innovation Network


Get an impression of the showcases and projects we have already successfully realized with our cooperation partners.

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News from our blog

Learn more about our project activities, upcoming events, the development of our lab as well as our cooperation with select companies.

Mediasphere Meetup 2023

By Nadja Tata on 27.04.2023

How can the digital media of the Museum für Naturkunde Berlin be reused in a creative, sustainable and diverse way? After a pause of three years caused by the pandemic, we invite our network and all interested parties to the Meetup at the museum on May 15, 2023 where we present current results of our collaborations, this time with a focus on educational partnerships.

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3D models of historical collection objects

By Nadja Tata on 13.02.2023

What do a malachite, the nest of a weaverbird, an albino jackdaw and a Hercules beetle have in common? All of them belong to our dataset of 3D models of historical collection objects, published for the first time on the museum’s data portal under a free license in September 2022.

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Data portal as creative engine

By Tina Schneider on 27.01.2023

A constantly growing selection of digital collection objects of the Museum für Naturkunde is freely accessible to all interested parties in the data portal. What creative or experimental possibilities arise from this offer and what might example projects look like? Together with nine international Master’s students from the ifs Internationale Filmschule Köln, we explored this question. For the first time the data portal became part of a curriculum at a higher education institution.

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Open licenses for collection digitization

By Team Collection Discovery and Development on 04.01.2023

For years, the Museum für Naturkunde has advocated for the recognition and implementation of Open Science. Now, a copyright policy has been published that clarifies and provides legal certainty on licensing issues for digitized collection materials.

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Future events

Expand your own network by attending one of our future events.

Mediasphere Meetup 2023