Institutes & Research Centers

The ZKM is a site of scientific and artistic research. Here, scientists and artists from around the world find unique conditions to carry out interdisciplinary, theoretical, and practical projects, and present them to a broad public.

Through international collaborations with universities, museums, publishing houses, ensembles, and festivals, the ZKM not only participates in cutting-edge developments, but also sets new priorities that are acknowledged and taken up throughout the world.

The Research Center for Global Studies was established for the purposes of continuing the research project »GAM – Global Art and the Museum«. It focused on global constellations in the field of culture. 

From 1990 to 2017, the Institute for Music and Acoustics (IMA) gave new impulses to electronic music through its own activities in research and development, regularly inviting guest artists to work at the institute. 

Since its founding, the Institute for Visual Media has been among the world's leading research and production sites at the interface of digital art and information technology.