OptoNet Member › Stif­tung Deut­sches Opti­sches Museum (D.O.M.)

No other place in the world is com­pa­ra­ble to the City of Light Jena as a dri­ver of inno­va­tion in optics. In order to make this uni­que sel­ling point tan­gi­ble, to posi­tion optics as a fasci­na­ting part of the MINT sub­jects and to pro­mote the rese­arch loca­tion, the natio­nal flag­ship museum of optics is being built here as the Ger­man Opti­cal Museum (D.O.M.).

For this pur­pose, the public-pri­vate part­ner­ship of the Ger­man Opti­cal Museum Foun­da­tion, by Carl Zeiss AG, the Carl Zeiss Foun­da­tion, the Ernst Abbe Foun­da­tion, the Fried­rich Schil­ler Uni­ver­sity (FSU) and the City of Jena has been estab­lished. With the help of tou­rism fun­ding, the inter­ac­tive world of optics will be crea­ted on an area of appro­xi­m­ately 3,100 m² by 2026. Through its edu­tain­ment, the exhi­bi­tion will for the first time holi­sti­cally com­bine the func­tions of a sci­ence cen­ter with a museum coll­ec­tion and thus repre­sent an inno­va­tion in the museum world. The D.O.M. will be housed in the his­to­ric opti­ci­ans‹ school, which will be exten­ded by a new buil­ding of out­stan­ding artis­tic design. Here, a café will invite visi­tors to lin­ger and pay per­ma­nent visits, and will faci­li­tate recep­ti­ons or other forms of spe­cial (cus­to­mer) events.