The ethanol collections for research have been stored under the Museum’s roof for decades – away from visitors‘ eyes. Conditions were inadequate from a preservation point of view. The collection has now found a home in one of the most modern collection depots in the world in the East Wing of the Museum. The East Wing had been destroyed right down to its foundations in the Second World War, and it was only 65 years later that one of the last war ruins in Berlin was reopened in September 2010, after three years of construction.
This is a very rare view inside the "hidden" four storeys above the visitor-accessible room.