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Museum für Naturkunde Berlin
Title: Museum für Naturkunde Berlin
Title alternative: Museum für Naturkunde – Leibniz Institute for Research on Evolution and Biodiversity at the Humboldt University Berlin
Creator: Kunkel, Andreas
Publisher: Museum für Naturkunde
Abstract: The Museum für Naturkunde emerged from the union of three separate museums that had been established simultaneously with the founding of the Berlin University in 1810, including: the Anatomical-Zootomical Museum, the Mineralogical Museum (founded in 1814) and the Zoological Museum. From 1889 onwards the museum had to deal with the huge number of objects which were brought to Berlin from the German colonies and large expeditions. On February 3, 1945 the east wing of the museum was destroyed in a bombing raid nevertheless, the Museum für Naturkunde was the first museum in Berlin to be reopened on the 16th of September 1945. The collections still grew through valuable donations, as well as through objects collected on expeditions to Cuba, the People's Republic of Mongolia and the Soviet Union. The Museum für Naturkunde was reorganised after the fall of the Berlin Wall and the German Reunification. In 2005 a considerable change in the exhibitions started as about one third of the exhibition area is currently being modernized. 2006 the museum was again reorganised and by the end of 2006, the reconstruction of the bombed east wing began. [Information of the supplier, modified]
Table of contents: Exhibitions (Humboldt-Exploratorium) / Collections (Zoological Collection, Palaeontological Collection, Mineralogical Collection, Animal Sound Archive, Department of Historical Research, Collection databases) / Research (Laboratories, Education, Events, Publications) / Library / Sponsorship
Subject: Museums, collections, exhibits (570.74);
Museum activities and services, Collecting (570.75);
Natural history (508)
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Language: English; German
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Resource type: Libraries and archives;
Museums and Collections
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Metadata update date: 2012-02-24
Metadata provider: SDEI
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