Aussicht auf die Ausstellung »Zoologie in Bildern«, Abb. 1: Foto © Felix Sattler/HU Berlin 2019, Wandtafeln aus der Zoologischen Lehrsammlung der Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
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Aussicht auf die Ausstellung »Zoologie in Bildern«, Abb. 1: Foto © Felix Sattler/HU Berlin 2019, Wandtafeln aus der Zoologischen Lehrsammlung der Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
Preview on the exhibition »Zoology in Pictures«, Photo © Felix Sattler/HU Berlin 2019, Wall charts from the Zoological Study Collection of the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
Location
Tieranatomisches Theater
Philippstraße 13, Campus Nord, Haus 3, 10115 Be...

Zoology in Pictures at the Tieranatomisches Theater shows elaborately illustrated zoological wall charts from the 19th and 20th centuries. The aquarelle of a dove allows the viewer to look deep under the skin. The furs of marsupials match the rough line of a charcoal drawing. The forms and anatomy of the animal world is staged with artistic and scientific precision, sometimes in soft pastel, sometimes in contrasting colours. Wall charts have been used since the middle of the 19th century in schools and universities in teaching. Today they are sought-after collector's items as they reveal the biological and artistic view on animal anatomy and morphology in the mirror of the respective time. Designed in close cooperation between researchers and graphic artists, they represent an intersection between science and art.

In several chapters, the exhibition lights up different scientific perspectives on animal bodies, starting with an introduction into various forms of visualisation and functions of the wall charts in teaching. Artistic techniques such as lithography, ink or pen drawing correspond with the representation of anatomical, physiological or ecological features. A further part of the exhibition presents the most artistic wall charts from two centuries and at the same time shows how representation has changed from a naturalistic, detailed to a rational-schematic design. Among other aspects, wall charts from Humboldt-Universität in East Berlin and Freie Universität in West Berlin will be juxtaposed. 

Guided tours
Guided tours are to be held in German (7:30 pm, 9:30 pm) and English (8:30 pm, 10:30 pm). The duration is about 30 minutes.
Suitable for all age groups, barrier-free via elevator
Meeting point is the entrance area of the Tieranatomisches Theater
We kindly ask for registration via welcome@tieranatomisches-theater.de.

Tickets
Tickets at the box office
Admission with tickets for the Lange Nacht der Wissenschaften 2019 
Adults, without discount: 14 Euros
Reduced ticket: 9 Euros
Group tickets and further information can be found on the website of the Lange Nacht der Wissenschaften: www.langenachtderwissenschaften.de.

This exhibition has been curated by Prof. Dr. Gerhard Scholtz, Professor for Comparative Zoology at the Institute for Biology at the Humboldt-Universität. 
With thanks to Ines Drescher and Kristin Jütz
With the friendly support of the Fördererkreis der naturwissenschaftlichen Museen Berlins

Gefördert durch

Mit Dank an Ines Drescher und Kristin Jütz

Institut für Biologie

Mit freundlicher Unterstützung durch den Fördererkreis der naturwissenschaftlichen Museen Berlins

Fördererkreis der naturwissenschaftlichen Museen Berlins




Location
Tieranatomisches Theater
Philippstraße 13, Campus Nord, Haus 3, 10115 Be...
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