Supporting the specialised fundsScientific Heritage Fund

Famous manuscripts, extraordinary collections, impressive museums and buildings, historical gardens – Heidelberg University holds countless treasures that need to be saved and preserved. The Scientific Heritage Fund is designed to help preserve the treasures held by Heidelberg University for future generations.

The Scientific Heritage Fund wants to implement required measures such as restoring the University‘s collections and exhibits or refurbishing courtyards, gardens and buildings.The scientific collections are not only important for research and teaching, but several are also available to the wider public. Many of these collections include old documents and exhibits that require professional restoration or rooms in need of renovation. Besides, the Scientific Heritage Fund wants to support exhibitions and excavations. The fund is part of the university’s corporate assets.

Numerous supporters have already helped with the realisation of projects. One of the projects that could be supported was the permanent exhibition “Timeline Evolution“ at the Centre for Organismal Studies.

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The support was central to the success and added value to the exhibition.

Professor Dr. Thomas Holstein, Centre for Organismal Studies

On the following pages, you will get some interesting impressions of projects to which the Scientific Heritage Fund had aready been able to make a contribution. We would like to support further projects and measures in order to provide access to collections and to preserve historical exhibits, buildings and gardens in the future, for example. We would therefore be very pleased to receive your support. Thank you very much.


Division for Foundations and Assets
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Universität Heidelberg
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