Islamic Culture

The "Islamic Culture" research cluster facilitates the protection, preservation and management of the cultural heritage of Islam by providing support for the conservation and reconstruction of cultural artefacts and heritage in the Islamic world. Social change and violent conflicts in a number of global regions are currently threatening these global cultural assets; their protection requires a concerted effort.

The team of researchers active in this area combines a number of specialisations to enable the roll-out of a broad spectrum of measures designed to protect, preserve, manage and present cultural artefacts. The cluster uses state-of-the-art digital technologies to undertake activities ranging from emergency prevention and risk management to the conservation, restoration and logging of damaged and endangered artefacts. Projects in this area are usually initiated by institutions in the regions affected, many of which have a long record of collaboration with HTW Berlin.