The Bundesarchiv is associated with many cultural institutions from Germany and abroad through close mutual exchange, joint projects or formal cooperation.

Unterzeichnung eines Kooperationsvertrages mit dem United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in der US-Botschaft in Berlin, Februar 2014

The central forum for coordination with the state archives of the federal states is the KLA, which meets twice a year. However, the Federal Archives also maintain close professional relations with numerous other institutions. With some partners, cooperation agreements have been signed, setting out common objectives and the partners' respective rights and obligations. One contribution of the Federal Archives within such cooperations may be to waive fees for the provision of federal archival material. In return, there must be an evident benefit for the Federal Archives obtained by the cooperation and goals must be achieved that would not be accomplished without the partner's contribution.

The following is a selection of existing cooperations and institutional partners:.