Digitizing Bugs

June 2014

Museum für Naturkunde in Berlin has a unique insect col­lec­tion with mil­lions of animals that is dating back to the famous research explorers of the 19th century – a pre­cious source of know­ledge. Access to the col­lec­tions, however, is limited to sci­ent­ists. The museum is now digit­iz­ing first parts of the insect col­lec­tion to open it for the public. My video (in German) about a fas­cin­at­ing project behind closed doors.