Marking and treating things as "heritage" raises practical, ethical and theoretical issues. Based on these issues the Research group Cultural heritage together with a diverse network of partners researches how professionals can contribute to a sustainable and inclusive society by making constructive interventions in heritage interactions.
The Research group Cultural heritage presents and publishes research results and contributes to the educational programs of the Reinwardt Academy. The group is headed by Hester Dibbits. In the period 2019-2023 she works with a group of lecturers and partners from outside the academy on various projects that examine the relationship between emotions, historical knowledge, valuation frameworks and interests in dealing with items of heritage.