Special Exhibition: Class, Order, Species - 200 Years of Museum für Naturkunde

September 2010 to May 1st 2011

In our big Bicentenary Exhibition, we present the exciting history of the Museum für Naturkunde. Little known, yet spectacular original exhibits, selected antique collection cabinets and cases, pictures and historic documents all bear witness to the eventful history of the Museum.

Significant Collections, Expeditions and Scientists
The past 200 years are shown in the context of changing political circumstances and intellectual climates. However, thanks to the scientists working in and cooperating with the Museum, the collections also show a remarkable continuity in spite of political system changes, as far as research into animate and inanimate nature is concerned. At all times, the Museum used modern approaches in research as well as in organising its collections.

Class, Order, Species
These are terms used to describe society as well as taxonomy, making them particularly suitable as title for the narrative of the museum. Milestones have been highlighted artistically by multimedia animations by Stepan Ueding/Filmproduktion Friedrichshain.

Last update: 13.10.2015