The research of the Kleist-Museum actively interacts with the collection and its mediation. The core of the research work is the scientific indexing and processing of the collections. In addition, the Kleist-Museum is a lively place of scholarly communication and knowledge transfer.

The thematic research focus is Heinrich von Kleist (1777–1811); however, Ewald Christian von Kleist (1715–1759), Franz Alexander von Kleist (1769–1797) as well as Friedrich (1777–1843) and Caroline de la Motte Fouqué (1775–1831) also belong to the research field. In addition, questions of the exhibition of literature are the focus of research interest.

Cooperation with other research facilities and institutions is central to the research work of the Kleist-Museum. A close collaboration links the museum with the Heinrich von Kleist Society, especially in the joint publication of the Kleist Yearbook.


General inquiries:

Dr. Barbara Gribnitz

Viviane Jasmin Meierdreeß

Dr. Adrian Robanus

Milena Rolka