Virtual Exhibitions 2014, no. 2

Welcome to the Anthropocene: The Earth in Our Hands

Together with the Rachel Carson Center for Environment and Society, the Deutsches Museum is currently hosting a major special exhibition on the Anthropocene. Coined by the atmospheric chemist and Nobel Prize laureate Paul J. Crutzen, the term “Anthropocene” describes the idea of a new geological era following the Holocene, which is shaped by the deep interventions into nature by humans as biological and geological agents.