DR. DIRK IPPEN
"Now, after all, it was finally successfull to get a natural history museum for Bavaria off the ground, the architectural competition has been tendered, the Free State is behind the behind the project and the initiators, with Dr. Auguste von Bayern leading the way, have managed to take enough private donors and patrons on board. This museum is not only about the past, but also about current questions regarding the future of man in nature. "Technology imitates nature" the ancient Greeks said. By now, however, we live in a world in which technology surpasses and reconfigures nature in a great number of areas. It is therefore of particular importance to explore nature in a natural history museum, since nature itself changes continuously with the passage of time."