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"for Nature" journals

Begrünter Vorplatz des Museums für Naturkunde Berlin mit Blick auf das Hauptportal

Since the opening of our museum in 1889, we have outlasted four states, survived two world wars and have always remained one thing: a research institute in step with the times. We are now developing the historic building into a 21st century museum that will open its collection to the world; a place of research and preservation, of encounters and democracy. In our für Natur journals ("for nature"), we take you along this path into the future.

About für Natur

für Natur is published twice a year in German (available as PDF as well as on-site). However, below you will find its most important content stories translated. 

MfN_Titel_Banner Für Natur

Current cover stories

Collection future


Citizen Science

What does für Natur mean for us?

für Natur is the underlying thought in all we do. Only if we see ourselves as an active part of nature, learn to understand its mechanism and work for it together, will we be able to develop solutions to the major challenges of our time, such as climate change, plastic in the oceans, the battle for raw material and the ongoing loss of biodiversity and to initiate social change. 

The Museum für Naturkunde Berlin sees its responsibility in springing into action and become more involved in the social discourse, as the major challenges humanity faces can only be tackled by targeted collaboration and collective, concerted action. There is also a need for places where society, science and politics come together. 

How does für Natur change the way we communicate?

Our credo für Natur does not simply shape our work in-house, but also in the wider world. We will become more intensely involved in the social discourse and call for action. We see our mission as a museum and globally connected research institution not only in safeguarding knowledge, but also giving it further momentum by acting as mediators, advisors and initiators. We want to provide a forum for various stakeholders to discuss openly the truly crucial issues of the 21st century. 

How can I take part?

We would like to encourage you to join us and work for nature with us. We are planning various types of events, new exhibitions and participatory projects, in which we count on you to take part in discussions, acquire knowledge and commit yourself – for nature.