Along with the collecting, physical preservation, and display of artefacts, the study and analysis of the objects in the collection ranks among the core responsibilities of every museum. The overwhelming diversity of objects in the Antikensammlung’s collection forms an excellent basis for archaeological research. The collection therefore sees itself as a research institution that carries out archaeological research and fieldwork. Special attention is devoted to the exploring and studying of the museum’s holdings.
In addition to the projects outlined in more detail below, the Antikensammlung is also engaged in the analysis of previous conservation actions and investigations into the history of the collection, partly in cooperation with the Excellence Cluster Topoi, the Transformations of Antiquity collaborative research centre at the Humboldt-Universität, as well as with the J. P. Getty Museum in Malibu.