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Collection Future

Collection Future

The Science Programme Collection Future addresses to two central questions:

  • How do we shape the collection of the future at an open and integrated research museum?
  • And how do we create a basis for novel, multi-perspective research and knowledge transfer?

To this end, we combine expertise, competencies, and infrastructures with research approaches in collection and data management, information science, digitization, and cultural and social sciences. We create a space and culture for exchange and reflection on our collection development in terms of global and societal responsibility for natural and cultural heritage with stakeholders from science, society, culture, politics, and business.

We realize the complete disclosure and transformation of the collection into an open, digital-analog knowledge infrastructure with professional knowledge management for objects, knowledge and data - our knowledge of nature - by implementing the Museum's Zukunftsplan and with strong national and international partnerships.