Glimpses behind the scenes, open laboratories, authentic "live" insights into scientific work are processes that fascinate visitors and encourage them to exchange ideas. Live Science has the potential to become a new visitor highlight and offers new opportunities in the field of science communication. Socially relevant topics can also be transported in this way.
Insights: State of the prototype
With the help of a video portal, we followed the idea of building a bridge between a working area behind the scenes of the museum to the "outside world". WebRTC established a video connection between two servers, which in turn connected the visitors' room and the museum's taxidermy workshop via livestream and monitors. On selected days, visitors were able to watch our taxidermists at work.
At the Museum für Naturkunde Berlin there is already Live Science in the exhibition! In the new exhibition digitize! you can see science in action and watch scientists working live and digitizing insects. More information here.
About the project
In January 2021, the Museum für Naturkunde Berlin and ART+COM Studios launched the NuForm research project. For two years, the project will develop and test new forms and formats of encounter communication that are intended to sustainably expand the museum exhibition experience.