NFDI4Culture – Consortium for Research Data on Material and Immaterial Cultural Heritage

We establish a needs-based infrastructure for research data ranging from architecture, art history and musicology to theatre, dance, film and media studies.

TA1 – Capture & Enrichment

Data capture and enrichment of digital cultural assets

Find out more

TA2 – Standards, Quality & Curation

Standards, data quality and curation

Find out more

TA3 – Tools & Services

Research tools and data services

Find out more

TA4 – Publication & Availability

Data publication and data availability

Find out more

TA5 – Technical, Ethical & Legal

Overarching technical, ethical and legal activities

Find out more

TA6 – Qualification & Training

Cultural Research Data Academy

Find out more

TA7 – Governance & Administration

Governance and Administration

Find out more


The research landscape addressed by NFDI4Culture is characterized by strong diversity. It includes university institutes, art and music colleges, academies, galleries, libraries, archives, museums, and individual researchers. Science-led research data management requires lively participation from all stakeholders.


In architecture, documentation standards and data modelling play a critical, constitutive as well as literally constructive role on many levels: in the design and building process as well as in site surveys, built heritage conservation and reconstruction...

Learn more

Art History

Art History primarily consists of a debate on visual matter. With paintings, sculptures and architecture there have always been diverse media types within art-historical research. Modern and especially Contemporary Art has expanded …

Learn more


Using various methods, the musicological communities generate data on tangible and intangible cultural assets. These range from musical practice in different contexts, instruments, the reception and perception of music, to musical scores and theoretical analyses.

Learn more

Performing Arts

Manifestations of the performing arts are mostly based on temporary processes and events with live audiences, even if there is a variety of hybrid formats and despite the growing significance of the digital representation of performances. Research data ...

Learn more

Media Studies

Media studies in the context of cultural studies deals with the theory, history and aesthetics of media and media systems, especially from the point of view of their social functions, their technical conditionality and their cultural integration, acceptance and effects.

Learn more

Institutional Partners