Institute for Museum Research (IfM)
The major tasks of the Institute are research and documentation for and on all museums in Germany. The "Institut für Museumsforschung (IfM)" (= Institute for Museum Research) is the only institute who has to work for all German museums. In addition there are in most of the federal states (Bundesländer) institutions or administrations which give support and advice for museums of their federal state.
The IfM is a public institution. It was established in 1979, annexed to the State Museums of Berlin - Prussian Heritage and is financed by the federal government and all federal states.
[This text should provide a first impression in English of the Institut für Museumsforschung and its tasks. Work on these pages is in progress.]