Cabinet exhibition “Digi … What?”

From the depot to the digital world | July 5, 2024 – January 5, 2025

Digitization does not stop at the museums door: The Übersee-Museum is also working on digitizing its collections and making them accessible online for everyone. Not an easy task with over 1 million objects in the natural history department alone! This important work is mostly hidden and hardly noticed by the public.

With the cabinet exhibition “Digi … What?” the Übersee-Museum is making its collection work visible and invites visitors to look behind the scenes. At set times, natural history objects are digitized live in the exhibit. Visitors can get to the bottom of these questions and marvel at the first results of digitization at an explorative media table.

The digitization station is staffed on weekdays from 11 am to 3 pm by alternating employees from the Natural History Department. During this time, visitors can talk to Dr. Volker Lohrmann (curator of the exhibition) or Dr. Michael Stiller (Head of the Natural History Department), among others.

CC BY-SA 4.0  Übersee-Museum Bremen, Foto: Volker Beinhorn

We would like to thank the sponsors for their kind support:

The digitization project “Making the Übersee-Museum Bremen’s regional natural history collections and collections acquired in colonial contexts accessible for research, education and cultural participation” was funded in the INVEST Deutschland programme by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and Media and the Senator for Culture of the Free Hanseatic City of Bremen.

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The “Floating Collections” installation is part of the project “NEO Collections: User-centered. Explorative. Open – Digital Museum Collections in the 21 st Century” which is funded by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and Media as part of the Digital Culture Programme of the German Federal Cultural Foundation.

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Cabinet exhibition
The changing cabinet exhibitions of the Übersee-Museum flank and deepen the themes of the permanent exhibitions.