— Cultural Sources of Newness

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August 2015 Monthly archive

 

Dinosaurs waiting for newness--or the End of the World

Dinosaurs waiting for newness–or the End of the World

A museum with dinosaurs is not where one would necessarily expect to find newness.

 

Museum für Naturkunde Berlin, still pockmarked by war damage

Museum für Naturkunde Berlin, still pockmarked by war damage

 

But this is precisely where it is in the making right now in Berlin. The Museum für Naturkunde and the German Federal Culture Foundation have launched a four-year artistic intervention program with international artists. The program is very ambitious: It

“aims to experimentally transcend the communicative barriers between the artistic domain and that of the natural history museum, in order to open up fresh perspectives both on nature and on museum culture, to shed new light on scientific objects, and to change the way we view natural history museums in general.” 

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