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.

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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Collection discovery simply explained

By Martin Wimmer & Max Kaplan on 30.11.2022

What do you have in your collection? Why do you want to digitize it? How exactly do you do that? What’s in it for us? Probably every museum knows these questions. With this healthy curiosity, visitors and users of exhibitions and collections make museum employees ponder. How can you answer such complex questions quickly? Quite simply: with short explanatory films.

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Our exhibit at the MS Wissenschaft 2022 in the data portal

By Jens Dobberthin on 28.10.2022

The MS Wissenschaft was on the road in Germany and Austria for six months with the exhibition “Participate!”. Our exhibit on the subject of collection development was also there. Now it’s back. But you can still watch it online.

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Tangible digitization – Part 2

By Tina Schneider on 18.08.2022

On the trail of the accessible tactile experience, the Mediasphere For Nature team continues with the development of an upscaled tactile model of a dor beetle. This article shows current project developments and provides an outlook on the final project stage. 

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