Deutsches Museum (German Museum)
The Deutsches Museum is one of the most important and largest museums for science and technology in the world. It was founded in 1903. The main site is an island in the river Isar in Munich, while the museum has branches in and near Munich, Bonn, and Nürnberg. The exhibitions focus mainly on the natural sciences, environmental topics, communication/information/media, materials/energy/production, and traffic. The Deutsches Museum makes these fields of themes accessible by interactive programs and thus contributes to the communication of knowledge. At the same time, it is one of the research museums of the Leibniz-Gemeinschaft, conducting research projects and cooperating with several other scientific institutions and universities. The Deutsches Museum is therefore an excellent project partner with regard to creating Planet and Nature.
Helmholtz Association of German Research Centers
Research for grand challenges: the Helmholtz Association of German Research Centers includes 19 research centers. It aims at securing the resources of human life in the following fields: health, sustainable energy supply, earth and environment, materials, key technologies, aerospace, and traffic. The Helmholtz Association is thus an excellent project partner that supports us in creating the exhibition with regard to Planet and Nature and Life in the Digital Age. Moreover, we see many opportunities to cooperate with respect to goals like citizen science, dialog, and education (Bildung).
Institut für Demokratie und Zivilgesellschaft
The Institut für Demokratie und Zivilgesellschaft (Jena, Germany) is a non-university research institute, that is funded by the Amadeu Antonio Stiftung. It aims to connect science, politics, and civil society in terms of making available knowledge. Moreover, it seeks to promote a democratic culture by developing, implementing, and disseminating research projects. One focus is on hate speech in the Internet that the institute deals with on the basis of empirical research. Against this background, the Institut für Demokratie und Zivilgesellschaft is an excellent project partner for creating the exhibition part Life in the Digital Age, in which we need to shed some critical light on the dark sides of the digital transformation.
Exhibition research from a conceptual and empirical point of view
What is the best way for people to participate in creating the exhibitions? Under which conditions can participation be expected to be successful? We form a team of scientists who deal with such questions from a conceptual and empirical point of view. They give their advice during the planning process, comment on our idea to implement citizen science, anticipate problems and conduct accompanying research once the project runs in order to give feedback for the sake of quality assurance. Head: Dr. Yannik Porsché (Universität der Bundeswehr München).