SMB digital. Online collections database
The Staatliche Museen zu Berlin (National Museums in Berlin) and the Musikinstrumenten-Museum (Museum of Musical Instruments) of the Staatliches Institut für Musikforschung (State Institute for Music Research) of the Stiftung Preußischer Kulturbesitz (Prussian Cultural Heritage Foundation) offer digital access to their extensive collections by means of online publishing.
The 15 collections and four institutes of the Staatlichen Museen zu Berlin form one of the largest and most important museum institutions in the world. They preserve the cultural heritage of many different cultures and epochs more than perhaps any other museum institution and therefore perceive themselves as a universal museum on the same level as the Louvre in Paris, the British Museum in London, the State Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg and the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.
The Staatliche Museen zu Berlin preserve more than five million collection objects as well as archival documents and library collections, artistic travel, architecture and document photographies as well as multimedia contents such as film, audio and video documents - altogether far more than can be displayed in the permanent and special exhibitions. Due to this abundance of objects, successive digital access is being introduced to all collection objects.