FAZ: A wonderfully
analogue museum

Berlin’s Botanic Museum is a wonderfully analogue place – the permanent exhibition shows 600 botanical modells, from single cells to inflorescences to whole landscapes. Now, 200 modells are added until early 2016: the special exhibition “modellSCHAU“, curated by Kathrin Grotz, explores the history, nature and future of modells in society, education and research. I have reviewed the exhibition for the science section of Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung.

From top down: Development of the Moon Jellyfish – Aurelia aurita
made of glass by Leopold and Rudolph Baschka, Dresden around 1885.
Berlin, Historische Arbeitsstelle, Museum für Naturkunde. Photo: C. Radke
Twinflower (Linnaea borealis), © Berlin, Museum, BGBM. Foto: C. Hillmann-Huber
Chicken modell, © Berlin, Zoologische Lehrsammlung, Institut für Biologie, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. Foto: C. Hillmann-Huber

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