Heidelberg Zentrum Kulturelles Erbe
Heidelberg Center for Cultural Heritage
The Heidelberg Center for Cultural Heritage (HCCH) was founded in 2013 and is one of Heidelberg University’s central research institutions.
The HCCH serves to promote the sustainable integration and long-term expansion of Heidelberg University’s existing competencies in the field of material and immaterial cultural heritage. The HCCH’s key tasks include analysing, documenting, cataloguing, maintaining, exhibiting and placing this cultural heritage in a lively, modern context together with numerous non-university cooperation partners.
The HCCH is affiliated with four university Studies of the Ancient World collections: the Collection of Casts and Classical Antiquities (supervised by the Institute for Classical Archaeology), the Egyptian Collection (supervised by the Institute for Egyptology), the Numismatic Collection (supervised by the Department of Ancient History and Epigraphy) and the Uruk Warka Collection (on permanent loan from the German Archaeological Institute and supervised by the Institute of Assyriology).
The aim of the HCCH is to provide an academic answer to the manifold challenges that arise with regard to research into and the preservation of the cultural heritage of mankind by establishing an inter- and transdisciplinary competence network.