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Instagram Live: Tracking the value of wild animals

Paläontologische Bibliothek am Museum für Naturkunde, Foto: HwaJa Götz / MfN

The visual artist Nicole Schuck deals with the value of wild animals in the new publication Treasured Animals. Her drawings are a contribution to the current nature conservation debate. In a livestream on Instagram, we dive deeper into the topic together with several guests, supplemented by a tour of our paleontological library, which is not only of great scientific and historical importance, but also served as a film set several times.

Nicole Schuck's filigree drawings are created after extensive research into and about the habitat of animals. It deals with the close relationship between animals and humans, with habitats, nature conservation and economy. Her drawings are complemented by analyzes of experts from various disciplines, including Jörg Freyhof, scientist at the Museum für Naturkunde Berlin and member of the IUCN Red List Committee.

The Museum für Naturkunde Berlin has a library that is one of the most important reference libraries for zoology in German-speaking countries. Illustrative illustrations have been complementing scientific research for centuries and contribute an important part to a deeper understanding of nature, evolution and biodiversity. Therefore, Elisa Herrmann, scientific director of the library collection, takes you on a live journey of discovery into the premises of the paleontological library and presents some historically particularly valuable works and illustrations.


Event information

  • with Nicole Schuck, visual artist, and Elisa Herrmann, scientific director of the library collection and information supply at the Museum für Naturkunde Berlin
  • Guests: Jörg Freyhof, scientist at the Museum für Naturkunde Berlin, and Georg Töpfer, deputy director of the Leibniz Center for Literary and Cultural Research
  • The event takes place live on our Instagram channel and remains available there for 24 hours in our Instagram story.
  • Event in German


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