Our Hamburg museums grow together

The new logo of the Museum der Natur Hamburg. © LIB


United under one name: The Zoological, Mineralogical and Geological-Paleontological Museum are now called “Museum der Natur Hamburg”. The exhibitions and collections with the three specialties will initially remain at the previous locations.

Until 2021, Hamburg’s three museums at Bundesstrasse 52 (Zoology), Bundesstrasse 55 (Geology & Paleontology) and Grindelallee 48 (Mineralogy) belonged to the University of Hamburg under the Centrum für Naturkunde (CeNak). After the CeNak and its museums were merged with the Zoological Research Museum Alexander Koenig in Bonn, now called “Museum Koenig Bonn” for short, to form the Leibniz Institute for the Analysis of Biodiversity Change (LIB), the name “Museum of Nature Hamburg” now stands for the three houses in Hamburg.

In the future, the three LIB museums in Hamburg will grow closer together and eventually be merged into a new natural history museum. Until then, they will be run under the name “Museum der Natur Hamburg” and will also be linked in their external presentation and in elements of the exhibition.


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