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Digital Museum

Everyone is talking about digitalisation – it makes possible what previously seemed impossible and supports museum work in many areas. For example, citizen scientists and interested people are given access behind the scenes of the museum, they can browse through the research collections and enrich their knowledge, research and exchange information using databases.

We at the Senckenberg Museum of Natural History also take part in shaping the digital museum and research landscape and would like to present an overview of our digital offer on this site. Completeness is not guaranteed and will be continuously expanded.

Current digital developments


Virtual Lusatian Herbarium

Online portal with more than 7,600 herbar specimen of ca. 2,400 taxa of the Saxonian Lusatian flora and neighboring areas in Brandenburg, Poland and Czech Republic.

Taxa of the German Flora critical to identify

High definition scans of chosen herbar specimen and various detailed photographs of relevant criteria.

VIRMISCO – The Virtual Microscope Slide Collection

VIRMISCO is an online database of digitized microscope slides and currently provides more than 4,700 image stacks of about 180 soil invertebrate taxa (Acari, Collembola, Protura, Myriapoda, Plathelminthes, Tardigrada, Nematoda) and more than 350 holo-, para- and syntypes, basically from collection material of the Senckenberg Museum of Natural History Görlitz.