The website Animals as Objects? was created as part of the BMBF-funded joint research project Animals as Objects. Zoological Gardens and Natural History Museum in Berlin, 1810 to 2020.

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Content responsibility (German law § 55 Abs. 2 RStV)

Prof. Tahani Nadim, PhD (project co-lead); Ina Heumann, PhD (project co-lead)

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Deutsche Bank

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