Data portal as creative engine

By Tina Schneider in Media and Storytelling


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.

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Our exhibit at the MS Wissenschaft 2022 in the data portal

By Jens Dobberthin


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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Snail Sounds from Patterns

By Christel Clerc & Nadja Tata in Media and Storytelling


In the project MuShell – Music of the Shell, students from the TU Berlin make the diversity of patterns in nature audible. Inspired by the visual association between cylinder music boxes and conical snails, they transform the patterns of snail shells from the mollusk collection into musical scores. In doing so, they open up a new sonic approach to the collection and create 3D models for creative reuse.

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Cooperation instead of competition

By Kira Scherlies in Events


Bionic solutions for business and organisations: Successful Networking Lab in the Museum für Naturkunde

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Explore STEM subjects yourself and deepen your knowledge through experiments

By Mediasphere Team in Events


With neuronut ’s learning app, students can explore STEM subjects themselves and deepen their knowledge through experiments.

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