The Lindau Mediatheque in a Nutshell
The Lindau Mediatheque shares archived knowledge from over seventy years, thus sparking a public fascination and an understanding for science as one of the core concerns of the Lindau Meetings’ “Mission Education”.
With content dating back to 1952, the Lindau Mediatheque offers a far-reaching historic perspective on the development of major research traditions in the areas of natural and social sciences. The mediatheque’s numerous original sounds, images and videos provide its visitors a unique multimedia treasure trove. Year by year, first-hand scientific content is edited in various media formats for different audiences.
What Content Can I find in the Mediatheque?
One can not only find an overview of our over 70-year history, but also research profiles of Nobel Laureates, their Life Paths and virtual tours through their Nobel Labs 360°. Topic Clusters are dedicated to special subjects and, in addition to a comprehensive introduction to the topic, provide a compact overview of the available material. Following a contemporary didactic approach, the mediatheque is enriched with short, animated videos outlining key issues of science and research in both an educative as well as an entertaining way. Much of the content is well-suited for use in schools, as it conveys scientific topics in accessible and comprehensive formats. The content is produced in cooperation with an established network of trained authors.
A selection of the material can be found in the Educational section.
Who is the Mediatheque for?
The Lindau Mediatheque is aimed at scientists and science enthusiasts, teachers, pupils and students and, of course, anyone who enjoys research and discovery and wants to learn more about the Lindau Meetings. The entire content is available free of charge.
Partners and Support
The mediatheque is funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) and the Carl-Zeiss-Stiftung. Additional funds have been provided by the Gerda-Henkel-Stiftung and the International Lake Constance Conference (IBK). Thanks to the support of the Bayerischer Rundfunk (BR) it was also possible to make the earliest recordings available in the mediatheque. In cooperation with various partners and non-profit providers of digital educational content, the material of the Lindau Mediatheque is integrated into the repertoire of various media portals. A full list of our partners can be found here.
Dr. Patricia Edema
Senior Editor Mediatheque