New Museum > New exhibitions
From Kunstkammer to Modern Museum
Few things are as fascinating as being permitted to explore the magazines of the Natural History Museum. The overwhelming amount of animals in alcohol, yellowed skulls and large antlers, thousands of plants carefully pressed on herbarium sheets, drill cores, gems and unique fossils are hard to break away from. They fascinate by their quantity, their beauty, their diversity and their authenticity. Where were they collected? Why are they here? And what stories can they tell?
This is the fascination and wonder that is the leitmotif of the exhibitions in the new natural history museum to be established around the Botanical Garden. The museum's collections contain 14 million objects. They represent the natural history memory and are the evidence on which we build our world - the foundations of society. The riches of the magazines will be the cornerstone of the new museum, which will feature unique items and world-class exhibitions.
In addition we have the unique location of a united museum in and around the Botanical Garden, which is not only historical, poetic and aesthetic, but also of great value to interdisciplinary research, public outreach and preservation of our common heritage.