Cultural Institutions Studies


Cultural Institutions Studies is a scientific inter- and transdiscipline at the interface of economic, artistic, cultural, social, legal, technological and other developments. It deals with the production, distribution, mediation and reception of cultural goods. Cultural institutions can be understood as organizations (micro-perspective) and institutions (macro-perspective) that are at the center of these transformation processes and are thus the essential research objects of the discipline.

The Chair for Cultural Institutions Studies at IKM, so far the only professorial chair in Austria, represents a unique selling proposition for mdw and is a point of attraction for numerous doctoral projects and research cooperations.