Name of the organization/project in the original language:
Museum für Naturkunde Berlin - Leibniz-Institut für Evolutions- und Biodiversitätsforschung
Name of the organization/project in English:
Museum of Natural History Berlin - Leibniz Institute for Evolution and Biodiversity
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The Museum für Naturkunde - Leibniz Institute for Evolution and Biodiversity Science is an integrated research museum within the Leibniz Association. It is one of the most important research institutions worldwide in the areas of biological and geological evolution and biodiversity.
We study life and planet Earth, maintaining a dialogue with people. Our mission, our vision, our strategy and our structure make our Museum an excellent research museum. We have research partners in Berlin, Germany and approximately 60 other countries. Over 500,000 visitors per year, as well as steadily increasing participation in educational and other events show that we have become an innovative communication centre that helps shape the scientific and social dialogue about the future of our earth – worldwide.
Alongside knowledge transfer, research and our collections are the main pillars of the Museum’s work. The collections are a unique cultural asset and inextricably linked to our research. They comprise over 30 million items covering zoology palaeontology, geology and mineralogy and are of highest scientific and historical importance.
The permanent exhibitions and the regular special exhibitions give the public an insight into current research at the Museum. They highlight original research objects, and visitors are encouraged and inspired to find their own route into research and experience ‘evolution in action’ rather than following a given pathway.
How are you performing research on Citizen Science, taking part in Citizen Science activities and/or supporting Citizen Science?:
In addition to our engagement with ECSA, our researchers from the natural sciences are engaged in various citizen science projects. We also have a research group investigating citizen science from a social science perspective and we are engaged in several national projects performing and investigating citizen science. Together with Wissenschaft im Dialog the museum manages the citizen science project finder platform www.buergerschaffenwissen.de for Germany.