What exactly is Citizen Science? And how can you use this research approach for nature conservation and environmental protection? Do you want to learn more about how your own ideas and visions can be combined with Citizen Science?
Following in the footsteps of Alexander von Humboldt, nineteenth-century German naturalists sought to explore and categorize the world. To them, the Australian continent offered a welcome opportunity to test Humboldt’s methods on a terrain hitherto largely unknown to European voyagers and researchers.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
“Theatrum Radix” is a transdisciplinary exhibition project with an associated series of events. It is a cooperation of the artist