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
Federal Project museum4punkt0
Get to know more about new digital formats and concepts like Virtual Reality, Apps and Online Portals that our project team develops in order to make modern research comprehensible to a broad public.
This taxonomic-ecological database system combines existing taxonomical primary data on soil organisms from collections, scientific literature and reports etc. originating from many research institutes and persons involved in soil zoology.
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.
employees of all Leibniz and other natural history museums
photo and video (for private purpose only, no flash, no tripods)
refugees (free tickets available in the Görlitz familiy office)
school classes from Görlitz-Zgorzelec
Your donation for the Senckenberg Society
With your donation, you help the Senckenberg Society to conduct natural scientific research and make our results accessible to the public through publications, exhibitions, educational projects, and many other initiatives.