About us

The Mediasphere For Nature is the multimedia application lab at the Museum of Natural History Berlin. The Mediasphere emerged from the project “Natur History 365/24 - Multimedia Application Lab of the Museum of Natural History Berlin”, which was funded by the Berlin senate and the European Fund for Regional Development from October 2016 to January 2020.

The focus of the project is to answer the question of how digital media of the Museum of Natural History can be shared and used sustainably. We are actively shaping the museum’s digital offerings and work together closely with business partners from various industries. As the first and currently only application lab of a research museum within the Leibniz Association, we conduct applied research and break new ground.

In recent years, we have established numerous collaborations with small and medium-sized companies and associations, based on the museum’s rich treasure of digital media and the expertise of its scientists. In the future, the Mediasphere For Nature will continue to be the first point of contact for all those who wish to develop media-based product and service innovations together with the Museum of Natural History.

As an integral part of the research area Digital World and Information Science, we conduct applied research and actively participate in the scientific community. We are open to research cooperation that helps us and other institutions to make their cultural heritage tangible and digitally accessible. We are also interested in all forms of creative re-use.

To achieve our goals we focus on 3 core activities:

  • We offer our digital media openly and as barrier-free as possible. Narratives help to make the media tangible from different perspectives.
  • We promote the exchange between museums and the users of our media in an innovation network.
  • In our lab we work together with our partners on new ideas and their realization.

Team

Jens Dobberthin

Jens Dobberthin
Scientific co-direction & multimedia development and research

Dr. Anke Hoffmann

Dr. Anke Hoffmann
Coordination of media services

Dr. Jana Hoffmann

Dr. Jana Hoffmann
Scientific counsel

Tina Schneider

Tina Schneider
Scientific co-direction & digital media

Nadja Tata

Nadja Tata
Project coordination and public relations