Introducing the NAWAREUM
Our vision is for us humans to shape our future together in a self-determined and sustainable way. The mission of the NAWAREUM is to build a bridge between science and society and invite people to immerse themselves in the fascinating world of renewable resources and energy and to explore potential solutions for the world of tomorrow. In this context, our values guide us to act in an inspiring, visionary, and down-to-earth manner.
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The NAWAREUM is part of the Technology and Support Center (TFZ), a research institution of the Free State of Bavaria. Research at the TFZ aims to drive the energy and resource transition, helping to protect the environment and climate. The TFZ, the Technical University of Munich (TUM), and C.A.R.M.E.N. e.V. all work together in the Center of Excellence for Renewable Resources (KoNaRo).
The KoNaRo has been informing about renewable resources in an exhibition since 2003. For a while, the TFZ had aspired to inform the public even more broadly and intensively about topics related to the energy and resource transition. Dr. Bernhard Widmann, head of the TFZ, initiated the idea for the NAWAREUM at the end of 2011.
In 2013, the Bavarian government approved the project with the following key elements: A permanent exhibition that is as interactive as possible, alternating special exhibitions, comprehensive advisory services and educational programs, as well as events and tourism offers to spark the interest of visitors and inform them in a non-judgmental manner.
Numerous experts from TFZ, C.A.R.M.E.N. e.V., and TUM Campus Straubing supported the project with contents for the exhibition, and the project team was gradually expanded with new positions.
The interactive museum is financed in equal parts by the Bavarian State Ministry for Food, Agriculture, and Forestry and the Bavarian State Ministry of Economic Affairs, Regional Development and Energy.