Museums generally operate based on the principle of ‘collecting, preserving, researching, exhibiting, passing on knowledge’. So does the Zeppelin Museum, with research being one of the priorities. The Zeppelin Collection and LZ Archives form a competence centre on the history of German airship building, whilst the art department carries out research in the field of Lake Constance regional art and crafts.
The collection comprises many items which we know very little about. Researching their origins is a difficult, time-consuming task. But every day we learn a little more and pass on this new knowledge to the visitors of both the permanent collection and changing exhibitions.
Research does not mean investing in material contrary, research makes the exhibits come alive.