The Berlin Museum of Natural History is to receive 660 million euros from the federal and state governments and it could tackle the overdue renovation.
Berlin. 660 million euros for the Natural History Museum
The federal government and the state of Berlin are planning a million-euro conversion and expansion of the natural history museum. According to information from the daily mirror, the federal government wants to provide a total of 330 million euros.
The state of Berlin confirmed that it wants to participate with an amount in the same amount. The largest German natural history museum could multiply its exhibition space with such an investment sum of 660 million euro and thus move up in the world top of the research museums.
The Museum of Natural History in Berlin offers you an exciting insight into the natural world. Follow the development of life on our planet, and discover how different forms of life evolve.
The director of the Museum of Natural History, Johannes Vogel, has repeatedly pointed out in recent years that nearly 70 percent of the buildings and collections cannot be made accessible to the public.
Large parts of the collections of insects and plants to animal skeletons and minerals – a total of 30 million objects – are not properly stored and secured under conservational aspects. It lacks the necessary insulation of the walls and windows against cold, heat and moisture and a modern fire protection.
The Museum of Natural History is located in the center of Berlin. Reach it easily by taking the underground line U6 or tramlines M5, M8, M10 or M12. Both the underground and tram stops are named after the museum – “Naturkundemuseum”.