Tasks of National Interest

The Foundation often plays a central role in cultural tasks of national interest. They include, for example, preserving written heritage and the digitization of cultural heritage.

The federal government can entrust the implementation of cultural tasks that are important to the entire nation to individual institutions. This is done primarily when an institution has particular specialist and staff competences and extensive experience in the field of such tasks.

The Stiftung Preussischer Kulturbesitz has taken over tasks of national interest in various thematic areas including research and documentation of museums as such and best management practices. Because of its structure as a cross-disciplinary cultural institution, the Foundation has extensive knowledge about the preservation of cultural assets and digitization. From 2008 to 2014 the Arbeitsstelle für Provenienzforschung (Bureau for Provenance Research / AfP) was part of the Foundation.

Koordinierungsstelle für die Erhaltung des schriftlichen Kulturgutes

Aufgeschlagenes Adressbuch der Künstlerin Hannah Höch
© Berlinische Galerie, Landesmuseum für Moderne Kunst, Fotografie und Architektur, Hannah-Höch-Archiv / Kai-Annett Becker
Written cultural heritage is often at risk of being damaged. The coordination office is working out a national proposal to safeguard this heritage for future generations. It also supports model projects with that goal. more

Deutsche Digitale Bibliothek

Raster mit Abbildungen vieler verschiedener Objekte aus der Deutschen Digitalen Bibliothek
Panorama Deutsche Digitale Bibliothek

The Deutsche Digitale Bibliothek networks the digital offerings of German museums, libraries, archives, and research institutes. It provides free access to cultural and scientific heritage via the Internet. more

Institut für Museumsforschung

Außenansicht des Instituts für Museumsforschung in Dahlem
© IfM / Stefan Rohde-Enslin
The institute is a research and documentation institute active throughout Germany on various museum issues. It represents the concerns of the Foundation and the German federal state governments within a European framework. more