On occasion of its 40th anniversary the documenta archiv participated in the research project “Vektor”, on databases and contemporary art, as part of the European Union sponsored program “Culture 2000“. As a result, the documenta archiv staged the exemplary exhibition “Wiedervorlage d5” (“Reenactment d5”), which partially reconstructed the documenta 5 of 1972 and its influence on curatorial practices using archival materials. As part of the exhibition 5 contemporary artists created a multimedia interactive learning lab, to demonstrate the function and purpose of art archives, their scientific usage and role within the field of art education. The project was awarded by UNESCO and declared “Official German Contribution to the International Year 2001 Dialog between Cultures”.