Deutsches Dokumentationszentrum für Kunstgeschichte - Bildarchiv Foto Marburg is a national and international research and service institute, supported by the Philipps University in Marburg.
Its mission is to collect, index and make available photographs related to European art and architecture, as well as to conduct research on the history, practice and theory of how visual cultural assets are passed on, especially the accompanying transformation process as it relates to the media, the conditions of storing knowledge in visual form, and the significance to society of remembering visual culture.
With its roughly 1.7 million photographs,Foto Marburg is one of the largest image archives on European art and architecture.
The Documentation Center for Art History - Bildarchiv Foto Marburg is assisted in scientific, scholarly and conceptual matters by an advisory committee.
By building up collaborative structures, Foto Marburg aids the documentation work done at museums, libraries, research institutes and offices for the protection of historical monuments.
By publishing pictorial material and the source data of more than 80 partner institutions, the German Documentation Center serves publishing houses, editorial offices, scientists, scholars and anyone who may be interested.