Art/Nature: Artistic Interventions at the Museum für Naturkunde Berlin

Led by Anita Hermannstädter, the international model project Art/Nature: Artistic Interventions at the Museum für Naturkunde Berlin ran from 2014 to 2018.

Supported by the German Federal Cultural Foundation, it opened an experimental space for the interactions between contemporary art, museum practice and natural history research. Artists from around the world working in the fields of fine arts, sound art and literature explored the museum, its collections and exhibitions. In the process, they developed works that interpret the natural history museum from an artistic perspective and contribute to the debate on its social significance in the twenty-first century.

A museum setting with a tent pitched within a display of dinosaur skeletons

Image: Mark Dion: Collectors Collected for Art/Nature, 2018 © Reschke, Steffens, Kruse, Berlin/Köln