In ancient Greece, the thesaurós (treasury) was a place in the temple where votives and offerings for the gods were collected. Since modern times, large dictionaries and encyclopedias have been named accordingly. Knowledge and vocabulary are to be preserved here; words such as treasure also stem from this place. The thesaurós, as a repository for the sacred and that worth preserving at the beginning of the European cultural tradition is, for Bublitz, a symbol and figure for a new handling of and access to art and culture in the 21st century.