The “Scientific Collections” department holds a number of sources that are available for inspection and are, for the most part, unique examples of their kind. The department is responsible for acquiring new stock, as well as maintaining, safeguarding, cataloguing, and providing online verification for all existing stock. The holdings of the Scientific Collections department have come from both institutional and private collections, for example from the areas of science and photography, as well as from companies and associations. They have been acquired through a variety of channels, including purchase, exchange, donation and deposit.
The tasks of the department include:
The department is responsible for maintaining, upgrading and expanding the following collections of the Herder Institute in three different areas:
The “Scientific Collections” department is currently carrying out a number of projects, including the following:
Acting or Re-acting. Negotiating Local, National and Transnational Dimensions of Sustainability in Poland Since the 1970s
Senate Committee Competition of the Leibniz Association (2017-2020)
Dehio Handbook of Art Monuments in Poland. North East Poland
Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media (2017-2019)
You can find an overview of the team here.