Cooperation with Scientific Institutions

The Stiftung Preussischer Kulturbesitz cultivates close, long-term cooperation with scientific institutions in various disciplines. It collaborates with them on different projects.

These cooperative projects are primarily concerned with making the Foundation’s holdings available and preserving them. This involves, for example, the scientific examination of items in the collections, conservation measures, and teaching, as well as exhibitions and publications.

The Foundation also participates in several research associations for the purpose of intense scientific collaboration. Most of the cooperation in specialized fields, however, is run on the level of the institutions. The Foundation’s museums, libraries, archives, and research institutes maintain networks in their own disciplines.


Besuch im Museumsdepot
© 4A_Lab

4A_Lab is a research and fellowship program designed in cooperation with Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florenz – Max-Planck-Institute and SPK including their museums and research institutions. more

Bundesanstalt für Materialforschung und -prüfung

Schwarz-Weiß-Aufnahme der CT-Untersuchung einer Bronzeskulptur
© Bundesanstalt für Materialforschung und -prüfung

As part of the collaboration with the Bundesanstalt für Materialforschung und -prüfung, objects of art and cultural assets from the holdings of the Stiftung Preussischer Kulturbesitz are studied scientifically. more

Hochschule für Technik und Wirtschaft

Junge Frau im Labor bei einer chemischen Untersuchung
© Rathgen-Forschungslabor / Stefan Simon

The SPK and the Hochschule für Technik und Wirtschaft Berlin work together in the areas of conservation, research, storage, and presentation of cultural heritage. It takes the form of both joint projects and teaching. more

Deutsche Orient-Gesellschaft

Historische Aufnahme einer Grabungsstätte in Assur
© Fotoarchiv, Vorderasiatisches Museum, SMB

The Deutsche Orient-Gesellschaft (DOG) has had, from the time it was founded in 1898, close relationships to the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin. In 2012 the DOG and the SPK decided to collaborate even more closely. more