The exhibition projects in the FC - Francisco Carolinum are associated with investigative and research work, also frequently in cooperation with other national and foreign institutions. The results are generally released in accompanying book publications.

The following exhibitions are excellent examples of this:

“August Sander. Linzer Jahre 1901-1909” (with the Photographische Sammlung SK Stiftung Kultur, Cologne, 2005/2006),

“Politische Skulptur” (with the Ernst Barlach Stiftung Güstrow and the Fritz Wotruba Privatstiftung Vienna, Design: Gerold Tagwerker, Profile "Ausstellung des Jahres 2008" [Exhibition of the year 2008]),

“The Fall Forum Design” (2009) or

“New Topographics” (Cooperation with the Center for Creative Photography, Tucson, the George Eastman House, Rochester, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, der Photographischen Sammlung SK Stiftung Kultur, Cologne, the Nederlands Fotomuseum, Rotterdam and the Museum of Fine Arts, Bilbao, 2010).