Objects and images of cultural heritage are all around us – always and everywhere. They are not just in museums and collections, but also in our day-to-day lives in the form of architecture and design products. These objects and artefacts embody social and cultural, as well as technical and economic trends. They not only hand down the past; they also serve as the backdrop onto which current socio-cultural values and social strata are projected. With this dual function, cultural heritage is a fundamental building block of how societies perceive themselves and is therefore vital to future planning, as well as a vital source of research for the humanities and social sciences.
Quelle: Bild © Joy Zhou, DAI
As the DLR Project Management Agency, we use our broad expertise in the humanities and social sciences, as well as connections between the scientific community and museums, to reinforce and publicly communicate research on cultural heritage. Under contract to the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), we support multiple funding lines and projects, such as the Language of Objects programme and the Marbach-Weimar-Wolfenbüttel Research Association.