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A Science Communication Lab opened in Munich

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The Munich Science Communication Lab (MSCL) is a non-profit, joint initiative of scientists and science communicators that aims at bringing together research about and practice of science communication.

The Lab is supported by a network including two members of Ecsite, BIOTOPIA and Deutsches Museum, together with three other structures in Munich.

The aim of MSCL is to give science communicators the opportunity to try out new things. Whether it's exhibitions in museums, films, and podcasts, or activities in public spaces. The Lab is bringing practitioners and researchers together to develop approaches, concepts, and formats and not stop at the usual, but to discover new horizons, gain new experiences, and question typical ideas.

The science communication research at MSCL focuses on three topics and problem areas: framing planetary health, communicating wicked problems, and a mutual benefit model of science communication.

The Lab is organising an online Colloquiums series, an open place for discussion and academic reflection on science communication and planetary health.


BIOTOPIA - Naturkundemuseum Bayern

Over the next few years, BIOTOPIA - Naturkundemuseum Bayern will be developed as a 21st century museum of life sciences and the environment under the leadership of its founding director, Professor Michael John Gorman in Munich, Germany. BIOTOPIA will take a bold new approach to engaging people with some of the most critical issues of our time. It aims to become a world-class destination for the understanding and appreciation of nature, the promotion of science communication and the dialogue between art and science.

Deutsches Museum

Deutsches Museum is one of the biggest museums devoted to technology and natural sciences in Europe with more than 55,000 square meters of exhibition space in the main building on the island, 40 departments and approximately 1.3 million visitors per year. It shows and explains the evolution of technology and science from the early beginnings to the present. The unique collection of exhibits (historical and modern) on display are supplemented by interactive experiments, dioramas, films and multi-media systems.

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