FAVORITE EXHIBITS FROM THE
MUSEUM MENSCH UND NATUR

Old favorites in the new museum BIOTOPIA

With the expansion and reinvention of Museum Mensch und Natur into BIOTOPIA - Naturkundemuseum Bayern, a long-held dream will become reality: The establishment of a modern, comprehensive institution in Bavaria that creates an awareness of our impact on the planet. With an expanded gallery space and the latest museum infrastructure, BIOTOPIA is taking this core idea of Man and Nature into the future.

Objects from Museum Mensch und Natur will play a vital role in this, of course. Not only will public favorites find a new home. Objects hidden in the depots and from former special exhibitions will also be on display. Likewise, future special exhibitions will draw from the collection from time to time. In this way, the spirit and charm of the Museum Mensch und Natur will live on in BIOTOPIA.

The following objects provide an exemplary glimpse of how, according to current planning, we are thinking of incorporating them into the new concept. This includes the thematic context as well as the particular stories they can tell - stories about our relationships with other lifeforms, scientific processes and practices, as well as the scientific practice of collecting.

A visitor survey in 2018 identified a number of objects that are particularly popular among museum visitors. You can learn if the objects listed are "favorite objects" by rolling your mouse over the image.

PREPARATIONS

Favorite object

Bruno the brown bear

BIOTOPIA-Themes: Migrate, human-animal collisions

Collection Museum Mensch und Natur

Thalberger Wolf

BIOTOPIA-Themes: Migrate, human-animal collisions

Collection Museum Mensch und Natur (has not been on display so far)

 

Excalibur

BIOTOPIA-Themes: Breeding, domestication, food, competition

Collection Museum Mensch und Natur (has not been on display so far)

Favorite object

Japanese giant crabs

BIOTOPIA-Themes: Move, sexual dimorphism

Collection Museum Mensch und Natur

Wild boar

BIOTOPIA-Themes: Domestication, Eat

Collection Museum Mensch und Natur

Birds of Paradise

From: Special exhibition "Birds of Paradise. Feathered top models and divine seducers", 29.07.2011 - 15.01.2012

BIOTOPIA-Themes: Mating strategies, hat fashion, species conservation, colonial history, collection history. 

Collection of Professor Dietrich von Holst, Bayreuth
(Donation of the Association of Friends and Sponsors of the Museum Man and Nature)

 

Corals

Soft Corals
(top left and bottom right)

Fire corals
(top right)

Stony coral
(bottom left)

BIOTOPIA-Themen: Ecosystem, climate change, species extinction

Collection Museum Mensch und Natur

MODELS AND INTERACTIVE STATIONS

Favorite object

Race of the animals

BIOTOPIA-Themes: Move, competition

Collection Museum Mensch und Natur
(Gift of the Association of Friends and Sponsors of the Museum Mensch und Natur)

Favorite object

The glass woman

BIOTOPIA-Themes: Health, anatomy, circulatory system

Collection Museum Mensch und Natur

SKELETONS

Favorite object

Tiger python

BIOTOPIA-Themes: Move, Anatomy 

Collection Museum Mensch und Natur

Tabulate coral

BIOTOPIA-Themes: Ecosystem, climate change, species extinction

Collection Museum Mensch und Natur

FOSSILS

Favorite object

Primeval horse

BIOTOPIA-Themes: Reproduce, evolution

Loan: Bavarian State Collection for Paleontology and Geology

 

Favorite object

Limulus

BIOTOPIA-Themes: Marine ecosystems, evolution, moving, dying

Collection Museum Mensch und Natur (Gift of the Association of Friends and Sponsors of the Museum Man and Nature for the 20th anniversary) 

Favorite object

Primal Deer

BIOTOPIA-Themes: Sexual dimorphism, evolution, anatomy

Loan: Bavarian State Collection for Paleontology and Geology

 

Favorite object

Leaf of palm Sabalites with fishes

BIOTOPIA-Themes: Ecosystems, waters, evolution

Loan: Bavarian State Collection for Paleontology and Geology

 

 

Favorite object

Petrified tree trunk

BIOTOPIA-Themes: Earth Ages, Organic/Inorganic

Loan: Mineralogical State Collection Munich

Mesosaurus

BIOTOPIA-Themes: Evolution, move

Collection Museum Mensch und Natur (Gift of the Association of Friends and Sponsors of the Museum Man and Nature)

Favorite object

Trilobite

BIOTOPIA-Themes: Marine ecosystems, evolution

Permanent loan: City of Munich (gift from parner town Cincinnati)

Bony fish

BIOTOPIA-Themes: Marine ecosystems, move, evolution

Loan: Jura-Museum Eichstätt

Shrimp

BIOTOPIA-Themes: Marine ecosystems, move, evolution

Collection Museum Mensch und Natur

Crustacean

BIOTOPIA-Themes: Marine ecosystems, move, evolution

Collection Museum Mensch und Natur

CASTS

Favorite object

Mosasaurus

BIOTOPIA-Themes: Evolution, marine ecosystems, move

Collection Museum Mensch und Natur

Giant Ammonite

BIOTOPIA-Themes: Evolution, history Museum Mensch und Natur

Collection Museum Mensch und Natur

Hominid skulls

BIOTOPIA-Themes: Human evolution, move, paleoanatomy

Collection Museum Mensch und Natur

Lucy

BIOTOPIA-Themes: Human evolution, move, paleoanatomy

Collection Museum Mensch und Natur

MINERALS

Favorite object

Amethyst-Druse

BIOTOPIA-Themes: Organic/Inorganic, Earth Ages, Inspiration from Nature, Economy/Industry

Loan: Mineralogical State Collection Munich

Favorite object

Rock crystal

BIOTOPIA-Themes: Organic/Inorganic, Earth Ages, Inspiration from Nature, Economy/Industry

Loan: Mineralogical State Collection Munich

Favorite object

Banded iron ore

BIOTOPIA-Themes: Earth ages, inspiration from nature

Collection Museum Mensch und Natur

Stromatolite

BIOTOPIA-Themes: Earth ages, interaction of microorganisms and sediment formation

Collection Museum Mensch und Natur

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