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 & Narrative

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.

Touch and feel: tactile panels with Spotted Woodpecker, Mason Bee & Co.

By Nadja Tata (MfN) on 30.10.2020

As of this fall, birds and insects can be experienced in the tactile exhibition “Bahnbrechende Natur” at Schöneberger Südgelände. The templates for the 3D graphics are objects from the collection of the Museum für Naturkunde Berlin.

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MediaLab Meetup digital

By Nadja Tata (MfN), Andrea Geipel (DMD) and Johannes Sauter (DMD) on 05.08.2020

On September 17th, Mediasphere For Nature and Deutsches Museum Digital Munich will kick off their joint Meetup series. The first tandem event will take place digitally and will deal with questions about the possibilities of cooperation between media professionals, students and museum-held media application labs (MediaLab).

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The barrier-free crocodile – an exhibit for the senses

By Nadja Heinisch und Eva Waldherr (werk5) on 28.04.2020

In a cooperation project of the Mediasphere For Nature and werk5, an original specimen of a saltwater crocodile from the collection of the Museum für Naturkunde Berlin was digitized by 3D scanning. A full-size 3D model was created that cannot only be admired visually but can also be explored through our senses of hearing and touching.

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Skelex - Touching and dismantling allowed!

By Nadja Heinisch on 03.04.2020

‘Skelex’ is a virtual reality application that allows users to interactively explore exhibits of the Museum für Naturkunde Berlin. What is usually forbidden in the museum becomes possible with the virtual application: grabbing and pulling objects apart and much more.

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Future events

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

MediaLab Meetup digital, 17th September 2020, 10-12 am on ZOOM