For four years and three million guests, the skeleton of Tyrannosaurus rex at the Museum für Naturkunde Berlin was a delight. Tristan Otto was enthusiastic about nature and inspired us to deal with current questions about the future of our planet.
At the end of January 2020, Tristan Otto will travel to Copenhagen. The large natural history museums see themselves as a common scientific, global infrastructure in which the Museum für Naturkunde Berlin assumes responsibility and makes its knowledge available worldwide. It is therefore a matter of course for the research museum to make its objects available to all for research and knowledge transfer. Tristan Otto is ambassador of this common will. "Dinosaurs are global networkers: Tristan Otto comes from America, fertilizes Europe and the knowledge about Tristan Otto is shared with other partners and the public," says Johannes Vogel, Director General of the Museum für Naturkunde Berlin. "This is how we work in all cooperation projects, with Denmark in Europe or with Tanzania in Africa.”
That is why Tristan Otto will be on show in Copenhagen in 2020. But don't worry: Tristan Otto will return to Berlin and become part of the newly planned science campus, which will be built over the next ten years together with the Humboldt University Berlin and other partners on the Invalidenstraße 42/43 campus.
The big farewell weekend at a glance:
Friday, January 24, from 6 p.m.
Beats & Bones: One last drink at Tristan Otto
Saturday and Sunday, January 25th and 26th, 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Farewell party for T. rex Tristan Otto