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Film and Photography

Generally, taking photos, including flash photography, and filming without a tripod, is permitted for non-commercial purposes. However, we would ask visitors to abide by the following rules:

  • Climbing on exhibits, benches or display cabinets is not allowed
  • Please do not get in the way of other visitors when taking photos or filming
  • Do not infringe on the rights of other visitors and of Museum staff when publishing your photos.

Further information and contacts for film and photography for non-private use are found below. We appreciate if contact is made in advance and are grateful for pointers to online articles as well as deposit copies of printed material that was created in the Museum für Naturkunde Berlin.

Film and Photography for Private Use

Feel free to publish our photos in private blogs or social networks. In that case, we would encourage you to add links to our social profiles.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MfN.Berlin

Twitter: @mfnberlin

Instagram: @mfnberlin, #naturkundemuseumberlin

Please let us know if you mention us in your blogs by sending an email including the link to info@mfn-berlin.de. We may be able to share some of these on our own channels. Permission must be sought from the Museum for any commercial use or publication.

Photos for the Press and Professional Blogs

Film and photography without a tripod for day-to-day reporting is generally permitted outside the building and in the public exhibition spaces. A press ID will give you free entry to the Museum. Film and photography without a press ID or requiring additional equipment (tripods, lighting, sound equipment etc.) always need authorisation. Similarly, film and photography in non-public areas and outside opening hours can only be permitted in agreement with all departments involved and the press office, logistics permitting. A location agreement must be signed. We appreciate if contact is made in advance and are grateful for pointers to online articles as well as deposit copies of printed material that was created in the Museum für Naturkunde Berlin.

Film and Photography for School, University or Art Projects
Visitor regulations apply to all such projects, stating that film and photography without a tripod are generally permitted outside the building and in the public exhibition areas. The use of any additional equipment (tripods, lighting, sound equipment etc.) always needs authorisation. Similarly, film and photography in non-public areas and outside opening hours can only be permitted in agreement with all departments involved and the press office, logistics permitting. A location agreement must be signed. Please let us know in advance if more than three people are involved in the project so that we can plan ahead and avoid logistical problems (high visitor numbers, other booked groups and guided tours).
Film and Photography for Commercial Purposes

Film and photography for commercial purposes (e.g. advertising, TV and cinema films, photos for magazines, photos of exhibitions and products intended for sale) always require permission. 

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Contact

Dr. Gesine Steiner
Director Media and Communication