Cultural research is now firmly rooted in the national research landscape and in the European Research Area. In the current context of rapid change and the construction of the knowledge society, it is indispensable to the realization and anticipation of the missions of the Ministry of Culture. Within the General Secretariat of the Ministry, the Department of Research, Higher Education and Technology (DREST) coordinates research activities in the cultural field. It brings the interests of the research teams under the ministry to national and European partners. It leads and manages transversal actions (framework agreement with the CNRS, incentive programs...). It supports the anchoring of research in higher education institutions under the ministry. And it helps to disseminate the results of research conducted in the various cultural fields.