Berlin, Germany


  • Museum für Naturkunde Berlin
  • Invalidenstraße 43
  • Berlin
  • Berlin
  • 10115
  • Germany

Travel Information

Tube / Metro: U6 Naturkundemuseum
Bus: Linien 245, N40 (U Naturkundemuseum), Linien 120, 123, 142, 245, N20, N40 (Invalidenpark)
Train: S-Bahn: Hauptbahnhof, Nordbahnhof


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Art/Nature: A Model Project

Natural history museums have always been places where the study of nature has involved artists. By accompanying naturalists on expeditions, artists have helped to tell the story of life on Earth, recording, sketching, and depicting what they have seen and documenting the collections in the exhibition rooms through their drawings and presentations.

In line with this tradition, the Museum für Naturkunde Berlin and the German Federal Cultural Foundation have launched an international model project exploring the interactions between contemporary art, museum practice, and natural history research. Working with a team of curators, the project is inviting artists to give their own interpretation of the research museum and its collections. The new works from the genres visual art, sound art, and literature will be presented in four series of interventions in the period until 2018. 

The project aims to experimentally transcend the communicative barriers between the artistic domain and that of the natural history museum, in order to open up fresh perspectives both on nature and on museum culture, to shed new light on scientific objects, and to change the way we view natural history museums in general.

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Exhibiting Artists