"The new natural history museum is a matter close to my heart that needs every possible support. The relevance of this project goes far beyond Bavaria, even Germany."
"Dealing thoughtfully with creation becomes more and more important. Especially in the light of sustainability, new knowledge has to gain currency. A natural history museum is the best way to raise the public's awareness for future tasks. If knowledge is imparted in an enjoyable way, it is absorbed with enthusiasm and creates conviction. Only people with conviction can authentically inspire others for their ideas. The natural history museum is the best way to do that."
"The concept of BIOTOPIA focuses on humans and their relationships to the environment. Using an abundance of outstanding exhibits, it will enable a new kind of access to the natural sciences, which shape our life and will decide our future. To find answers to the great challenges of our time, we need top level research as much as a space where treasures from natural history are made available to children, young people and adults and where their meaning is imparted convincingly. BIOTOPIA will be the ideal place for this: It will strengthen Munich and Bavaria as a centre of scientific excellence, encourage educational dialogue and inspire for science."
"The new natural history museum arouses great expectations. I am also convinced that it will live up to the considerable achievements of the popular Museum Man and Nature. It is important to me that natural history fuels curiosity while being presented in a manner that is accessible for a large audience. The goal is to bring together the excellent exhibits of the Bavarian Natural History Collections in a logical and spatial context: This generates synergies and makes the current state of research clear. After all, science ensues from a dynamic process of gaining knowledge! Good luck to the new natural history museum and thank you to all its supporters."
"We need collective commitment to better understand our nature and to protect it for us and our future generations. BIOTOPIA will not only be a space for interactively studying humans and their environment but also a platform for communication between scientists, industry, citizens and politics. In our generation, the point is to develop new models which reconcile economic actions with nature. I think BIOTOPIA will make a significant contribution to this, because it will induce its visitors to better appreciate nature and our environment."
"The Bavarian Natural History museum will become a highly modern museum with a sophisticated pedagogical concept, a unique place for education and knowledge transfer for people no matter their age or origin. At the same time, it will be Bavaria's natural history memory and will thereby contribute to our cultural identity formation in the highest degree. This is why the future of the Bavarian natural history museum is so important and this is why we all have to contribute to its realisation."
"Window, world of experience, room for education, venue for encounters - the new natural history museum is not only the ideal place to make the origin and the various facets of our world come alive. It is eminently suitable to excite young people for professions in the natural sciences, thereby embracing an extracurricular educational mandate. The museum also builds bridges to the future. With this knowledge about the relations in nature, about us humans and the world we live in, we can better understand, answer and solve the questions of the future. No matter if they are about the preservation of our biodiversity, about energy supply or climate protection."