The Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin (Stiftung Preußischer Kulturbesitz) is one of the most highly regarded libraries within the German and international academic community. It houses an extensive collection of nearly 12 million books and over 2.2 million other printed materials. With its valuable resources including manuscripts, autographs, historical periodicals and estates, the Staatsbibliothek serves as a crucial research infrastructure provider in the city. The library’s primary mission is not only to acquire and preserve literature from various periods, countries, languages and formats, but also to ensure its accessibility and usability.
The collaboration between the Cluster and the Staatsbibliothek offers a unique opportunity for interdisciplinary and intermedial exploration of historical collections, creating an invaluable space for the trans-institutional engagement with manuscripts, printed media and archival documents from diverse cultural and linguistic contexts.