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8 Objekte 8 Museen

A collaborative exhibition of the Leibniz research museums

The collections of the research museums of the Leibniz Association comprise more than 100 million objects. They include fossils and living creatures that have only just been discovered, milestones in technological history and great works of art. In the museums, scientists use these objects for research purposes. They develop methods in order to find new answers to relevant questions. The eight objects on the table provide insights into the current work of the research museums. They tell of the successes and also of some of the failures of science.

In fact, the Museum für Naturkunde exhibits not an object but a technologie for digitisation of objects. The Zoopshere project creates high-definition 360 degree images of the insect collections, available at

"8 Museen 8 Objekte" is a collaboration project between the Leibniz research museums and the Leibniz-Institut für Wissensmedien in Tübingen in Leibniz Year 2016, a year of events with which the Leibniz Association is commemorating the 370th birthday and the 300th anniversary of the death of Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz.

Duration: 07.11.2016 – 30.06.2017