On 27 June 2017, after two years of refurbishment works, the permanent exhibitions at the National Museum of Natural History (MNHN) reopened to the public.
The new museological and museographical concept was masterminded by the Atelier für Gestaltung – Wieland Schmid, in close cooperation with the museum's scientific departments and education office. It promises to be a fascinating journey of discovery into evolution and biodiversity.
A (bio)diverse range of exhibitions
As visitors explore the ten halls, they will be given an introduction to natural history and the evolution of the planet and an opportunity to take a closer look at how life has changed and developed over time. The biodiversity in Luxembourg and around the world also receives special attention with a huge display stand alluding to the various collections in the country's museums and dedicated to the ten million known species on earth. Luxembourg's four main regions are presented, with a wide variety of typical specimens illustrating the influence of abiotic and biotic factors on the life and culture of their inhabitants. The final stage in the permanent exhibition is a space where visitors can find out about how the moon and the sun affect our planet.
The permanent exhibition halls are on the two lower floors of the former Saint-Jean Hospice, where they showcase the outstanding variety of the museum's collections and provide visitors with a whole new take on the natural world.
Firmly in line with the primary ambition of this natur musée, namely to raise awareness about the environment and promote the conservation of natural heritage, these new exhibitions serve as direct interfaces between the public and scientific experts.
(Article written by the editorial team of the luxembourg.lu portal)