Berlin, September 2, 2019. More than 40,000 visitors accepted the invitation of the 75 museums involved in the 39th Long Night. One in four of them came to the Museum für Naturkunde Berlin. The live digitisation road, the guided tours of the research collection, Alexander von Humboldt's original objects and the numerous action stands were particularly impressive. As in the previous year, the Museum für Naturkunde Berlin was once again the most visited building of the Long Night of Museums with 10,500 visitors.
The new museum (9,700), the German Spy Museum (8,500), the German Historical Museum (8,300), the German Museum of Technology (6,900) and the Pergamon Museum (6600) were also very well attended.
"I am extremely pleased about the great interest shown by visitors and would like to thank all those involved who made this possible," said Johannes Vogel, Director General of the Museum für Naturkunde Berlin. "Preserving the richness of biological diversity is one of the great challenges for the future of mankind, which is the subject of intensive research by scientists at the Museum für Naturkunde Berlin. Events such as the Long Night of the Museums, where this knowledge is shared with visitors, arouse curiosity, inspire enthusiasm and promote commitment to nature. This enables us to actively shape our future".