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The Museum für naturkunde Berlin : Senate: costs for the Expansion are capped

Questioned in the Berlin policy, still, someone, that the natural history Museum is in need of 660 million euros, in order, by 2030, a completely new set up? For safety's Director-General John bird brought up on Monday a feathered Ambassador in the science Committee of the house of representatives with: Jacob, the parrot, is said to have 35 years on Alexander von Humboldt's shoulder sat.

The naturalist and co-founder of the Museum got the Madagascar-born parrot once as a gift, after his death, Jacob was prepared, and in the Museum are kept. There he was at 3. February 1945, a victim of the bombing of the East wing and the flames scorched. In this state, Jacob is still today.

A "master plan" to pinnate identify, secure construction

"One side nice, one side singed and war wounded: So also the Situation of the Museum," said bird. "85 percent are still in the state of 1945. And for that, we are now in need of a bit of money.“ The plans for the development and Expansion of your house, the presented bird and its managing Director Stephan Junker, then, were in some points more concrete than in November 2018, as in the Bundestag, the decision was made to make the Museum for 330 million euros. On the high Berlin share it had been initially a bit Gegrummel in the red-red-green state government.

The mayor, and science Senator Michael Müller (SPD) said the huge sum without consultation with his partner. But in December, the 330 million were approved then with the Berlin-based supplementary budget, however, subject to a sound cost and planning. The is now to provide a "master plan", with the bird in April of this year, the planning office wants to hire.

To check, whether the 2020 planned construction projects for which sums are not feasible, the "future identifies plan" of the Museum: approximately € 427 million for the new science campus with modern deep-magazines, laboratories, and places for the encounter of science and society, EUR 95 million for programme coordination and Management, 90 million euros for the development of the 30 million items in its collections, and their digitisation, as well as € 48 million for equipment for new exhibition spaces.

closure in the construction phase? As late as possible

But even if the professional planners come in your master plan to cost more: More money should flow from the Federal government and the country, was Secretary of Science Steffen noise clear. According to an agreement between the Federal government and the country "is a cover on the 660 million," said Krach. Other cost increases, according to which the FDP, the Committee had asked not to be financially viable. Control wants. of noise costs due to the planned three phases of construction Want to say: Be science campus Magazine, the first, more expensive, needs to be saved in the renovation and equipment of the Sammlungssäle or at the new Entrance for the natural history Museum.

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it was Important to the members the question of a possible Museum closure during construction. Could visitor numbers, which have increased since the bird took office in 2012 to 75 per cent, about a break-in? At the peak of construction – expected in mid -, the end of the 2020s – is to be expected with the closure of large parts, said bird, and Junker. "The goal is to keep the Museum open as long as possible."

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