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.

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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Virtual Natural Order between Art and Science

By Marlene Bart on 20.07.2022

“Theatrum Radix” is a transdisciplinary exhibition project with an associated series of events. It is a cooperation of the artist Marlene Bart with the Museum für Naturkunde Berlin and the Tieranatomisches Theater , which will be realized in May 2023.

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MuShell: The Music of the Sea Snails

By Daniel Viladrich Herrmannsdoerfer, Charlotte Roschka, Julia Stein, Daniel El-Assal, Anton Michel & Enver Felix Loayza Mora on 08.06.2022

In the warm seabeds of this world live unique predators. Despite their slow crawl they hunt for prey with poisonous spikes. With all kinds of dots, stripes and fractals they paint their shells. We are talking about the cone and olive snails, which have fascinated people for thousands of years until today.

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Tangible digitization

By Tina Schneider on 12.05.2022

A current Mediasphere For Nature research project not only examines the topic “accessibility”, but also provides an innovative example of how to re-use our in-house collection objects. The focus is on a small inhabitant of our native wildlife: the dor beetle.

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Future events

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Mediasphere Meetup 2/21 tbd.