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|Description||The Museum für Naturkunde – Leibniz Institute for Research on Evolution and Biodiversity (MfN) is a museum of natural history in Berlin and a member of the Leibniz Association (Germany). It is one of the eight research museums of the Leibniz Association. Its Mission Statement is: ”Discovering and describing life and earth – with people, through dialog.” The museum is an internationally renowned centre and partner for research. Its research activities are focused on the following scientific topics: 1) Discovery of Biodiversity; 2) Evolution; 3) Diversity Dynamics; 4) Impacts, Meteorites, and Geological Processes; 5) Collection Development; 6) Science Communication and History of Science. The Museum für Naturkunde was founded in 1810 as part of the Humboldt University Berlin but left the university in 2009 to become an independent trust under public law. The museum’s collections comprise more than 30 million items relating to zoology, palaeontology, geology and mineralogy. The museum is member of several international and national networks including the Consortium of European Taxonomic Facilities (CETAF), the Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF), Diversitas, Scientific Collections International (SciColl) and Deutsche Naturwissenschaftliche Forschungssammlungen (DNFS). Furthermore, the museum is an internationally renowned visitor attraction with consistently high visitor numbers of ca. 500,000 per year.|
|Status||Operational since 1900|
|Scientific Domains||Environmental Sciences|
|RI Categorization||Natural History Collections|
|Location||Invalidenstrasse 43, Berlin, 10115, Germany|