Science Communication at the Museum für Naturkunde Berlin: Exhibitions, Dialogue and Participation

November 4th and November 21st

Get to know the science communication strategies of the Museum für Naturkunde Berlin, discuss new approaches to participatory, dialogue-oriented Science communication and find those formats most suitable for your own way of communicating and interacting.  A program with plenty of possibilities for practical experience, observation and exchange.

The event fee is 50 Euro per participant and will take place on two separate days - November 4th and November 21st. The first day is for theory and background on science communication targeted at the general public. The second day is aimed at practicing communication at the museum with their visitors in the new experimental field of the museum. Maximum 20 participants.


November 4th 2019:

10:15 Welcome and getting to know each other

10:15 – 11:00 Guided Tour through exhibition galleries

  • Introduction to Museum für Naturkunde Berlin
  • Science Communication through the history of the Museum
  • Science Communication in different galleries
  • Dialogue-based communication

11:00 - 12:00 Presentation Experimental Field. Experiences with new formats of science communication and discussion

  • Idea and Design of Experimental Field
  • New Formats and evaluation of visitor experience
  • Experience of communicators

12:00 - 13:00 Lunch

13:00 - 15:00 Introduction to Science Communication – Practical experience

  • Target group
  • Message
  • Purpose and objectives

15:00 - 15:30 Coffee Break

15:30 - 18:00 Participatory and dialogue-oriented

  • What could that mean?
  • The right questions to ask
  • Mutual benefit and richness of perspectives
  • Science as a transdisciplinary process
  • Developing one’s own way for dialogue-oriented/participatory communication


November 21st 2019:

10:00 - 11:00 Preparation for science-communication experiment

11:00 - 13:00 Science-communication experiment 1

13:00 - 14:00 Lunch

14:00 - 15:00 Evaluation of first experience, Exchange

15:00 - 18:00 Science-communication experiment 2

18:00 - 19:30 Overall evaluation of experiment and feedback



Dr. Wiebke Rössig – Head of Experimental Field for Participation and Open Science, Museum für Naturkunde Berlin

Uwe Moldrzyk – Head of exhibitions, Museum für Naturkunde Berlin

Linda Gallé – Exhibition Curator, Museum für Naturkunde Berlin

Sonja Kreft – Creative Direction, Communication Design, Museum für Naturkunde Berlin



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