How has the relationship between natural history knowledge, politics and natural history museums developed? How are natural history objects appropriated and used for scientific and museum purposes? How is the museum defined in the past and present as a social, political and cultural space? History of Science & Museum Studies is dedicated to the history and practice of knowledge production and communication at the Museum für Naturkunde Berlin in international comparison. We focus on the politics of nature. Our research projects examine the political, social and cultural dimensions of the collections and the institution.