Deutsches Bergbau-Museum Bochum – Leibniz Research Museum for Geo-resources (DBM)
The Deutsches Bergbau-Museum Bochum – founded in 1930 – is one of eight research museums belonging to the Leibniz Association. It researches, teaches and preserves the history of the mining, processing and use of geo-resources across all of the relevant time periods. Its research areas include: archaeometallurgy, mining history, materials science, and mining archaeology, together with the research laboratory, and the Montanhistorische Dokumentationszentrum (the Mining History Documentation Centre, or montan.dok). Its research projects – frequently conducted in partnership with universities and non-academic institutions, as well as partners from the worlds of culture and science – have national and international relevance and impact.