Mrs. Christine Herzer, with "over 80" a long-time fan of the Museum für Naturkunde Berlin, has been active as an insect box patron several times. She is currently involved in the restoration of insect dioramas. These are representations of mostly insects in their natural environment in small wooden boxes. There are depictions of carrion beetles decomposing a dead jays, bees building their nests, dragonfly larvae sitting under water and many more. They are well preserved, but now without passepartouts, protective glass panes and even without stable uniform outer frames. The lighting also needs to be renewed. The restoration is now being tackled.
The insect dioramas are part of the collection and thus the core infrastructure of the museum. Infrastructure, research and transfer form a synergetic unit.