The Berliner Sparkasse and the Museum für Naturkunde Berlin agree on a five-year cooperation, which starts on July, 1th, 2019. The common goal: to provide broad sections of the population with a clear view of scientific and economic topics. Last year, Berliner Sparkasse donated one million euros to the museum on the occasion of its 200th anniversary.
"Like Berliner Sparkasse, the Museum für Naturkunde Berlin has grown with the capital: it is one of the most renowned institutions in international research," says Volker Alt, CEO of Berliner Sparkasse. "With our cooperation, the museum will be able to unearth previously hidden treasures and involve young visitors even more in research on nature and diversity. This will strengthen Berlin as a location for science and make it even more attractive".
"We are grateful for the great opportunity to work together with Berliner Sparkasse, which has belonged to Berlin for 200 years just like the Museum für Naturkunde. As partners for nature and society, we look forward to jointly developing great projects for Berlin over the next few years," says Director General Johannes Vogel.
Under the motto "Durchblick", a series of events will start in the experimental field of the Museum für Naturkunde in autumn 2019, and the two partners are also planning a joint podcast series. There are more than enough exciting topics for both formats: bizarre creatures of the deep sea, successful business start-ups, undiscovered collections, the origin of our solar system, artificial intelligence, research in times of fake news or the question whether we could survive without insects.
In addition, the Berliner Sparkasse will enable the continuation of the successful series "Science in the Sauriersaal" starting next year. In the event format at the Museum für Naturkunde in Berlin, the lecturers take the audience on a journey into foreign worlds, solve nature's riddles or illustrate abstract phenomena - in a way that can be understood by all and from the entire spectrum of life and natural sciences. The series of events that the Museum für Naturkunde Berlin and Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin have been organising since 2016 takes place eight times a year and is always fully booked.
During the autumn holidays, Berliner Sparkasse will be hosting a large children's festival in the dinosaur hall for the second time. All children who do not travel during the autumn holidays are cordially invited on October, 16. Admission is free.