Art historical research at the Zentralinstitut für Kunstgeschichte is carried out in various working areas, by project groups and individuals as well as fellows of the institute. It consists of basic research, publications and events. The ZI initiates, coordinates, oversees and publishes its own research projects and those of others in numerous ways. The art historical activity at the Zentralinstitut für Kunstgeschichte is interdisciplinary and international; its approach consists of research, presentation and discussion of current issues and the presentation of research outputs. The institute sees itself as a centre for international encounters as well as a forum for disciplinary discourse and exchange. Fostering emerging scholars is a particular priority at the ZI. Here the institute makes an important contribution to promoting outstanding scholarship. The library and photographic archive are used intensively as tools for both research and support, and their extensive collections and holdings are catalogued and made available for research via various media, primarily through digitization and in databases. Individual staff members in the research section are networked in many ways in their work and research fields and they collaborate with numerous partners beyond the ZI.