The Stiftung Preußischer Kulturbesitz (SPK) unites the Staatsbibliothek and numerous museums with diverse themes under a single umbrella; this includes the Egyptian Museum, the Collection of Classical Antiquities, the Museum of Prehistory and Early History, the Pergamonmuseum and the Museum of the Ancient Near East. The collections and holdings are both encyclopedic and universal; they document the cultural development of mankind from the early stages to the present, and combine to form a unique basis for research. An especially unique characteristic of the collections is that they cover all branches of cultural heritage.
Furthermore, the interdisciplinary work at the Berliner Antike-Kolleg benefits from the fact that the activities and knowledge archives of the SPK are situated at the interface of art and culture on the one hand, and of knowledge and research on the other – a position especially beneficial for junior scholars at BerGSAS.
The SPK is engaged in the Berliner Antike-Kolleg doctoral programmes: Material Cultures and Object Studies (MaCOS); Languages and Cultures of the Silk Road (Silk Road)