Cataloguing of archival documents at the Berlin Museum of Natural History
From 2020 to 2023, Facts & Files has been commissioned by the Museum of Natural History to index archival records.
In total, 10 holdings with a volume of 70.5 linear meters and 9,099 files, photos, drawings etc. were processed. In the first project, which began in 2020, Facts & Files was also responsible for the coordination of project, developing cataloguing guidelines, quality checks, and data curation for the import into the archive software.
The archive of the Museum of Natural History Berlin is part of the Historical Department “Historsche Arbeitsstelle”.
There are more than 900 linear meters of archival records documenting the last 212 years of the museum’s history, but also the history of science.
The Museum für Naturkunde Berlin is the largest natural history museum in Germany and today part of the Leibniz-Gemeinschaft.
Finding Aids Online (in German)
The finding aids for some of the processed holdings are online.