Lange Nacht der Museen (Long Night of the Museums) took place on the 17th of August 2016 and we were invited to host our mini workshops with the hacked knitting machines at the Museum für Naturkunde Berlin (Natural History Museum).
It was so much fun being up late in the museum and I was suprised to see so many kids there too. They had real fun knitting on the machines and didnt mind the mishaps.
I really loved the little boy who chose two glitteryarns with such confidence. His mother told me that he used to be afraid of glittter and run away from it. But from one day to the next it changed and now it has to be glitter everywhere and always.
Also I got to meet Knut the polarbear for the first time and it made me feel sad and humbled but also fascinated by such a majestic creature.
Some impressions from the night
Knut the polarbear…a reminder to be more responsible with nature and show more respect, humility and gratitude. In the background you can see Bobby the gorilla who lived in Berlin´s zoo in the 1920s. Many will think exhibits like this are gruesome but it serves us as a reminder in physical/tangiable/visual form and touches us more than photos do.
I made a new friend…nature´s master weaver.
And here are some grownups having fun
…and our selfie with Knut!
It was a wonderful experience, we had a lot of fun and hope to do this again!
Thank you, Naturkundemuseum!