Online Catalogues & Databases

The Staatliche Museen zu Berlin has a scientific and scholarly infrastructure in place that is of national and international importance. The Staatliche Museen documents and digitizes its collections and thus makes them accessible to a wider public.

By bringing into effect its Digitization Strategy, the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin has pledged to focus its energies on the digital capture of the hundreds of thousands of objects in its care. As digital images, they can be suitably viewed and studied by the general public as well as by specialists. In addition to the digitization of its objects (pictures, sculptures, books, sound recordings, photographs and much more), all reference systems, such as library catalogues, archival finding aids, etc. used by the various collections and institutes are being made accessible via the Internet.

Collections Online, the platform for online research in the collections of the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, contains more than 270,000 objects. In addition to this gigantic virtual archive with details and background information about our objects, individual works and collections are also accessible via the websites for specific projects.

Online Portal Islamic·Art
© Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Museum für Islamische Kunst


Web portal, montage with some major works
© Hamburger Kunsthalle / Staatliche Museen zu Berlin / Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden

Web Portal: Caspar David Friedrich

The Münzkabinett Depot
© Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Münzkabinett / Monika Fielitz

Online Catalogue of the Münzkabinett

Detail of the Ishtar Gate reconstructed in Berlin: Depiction of a mušḫuššu dragon on glazed bricks
© Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Vorderasiatisches Museum / Olaf M. Teßmer


Papyrus fragment originating from the Nile island of Elephantine, held between sheets of glass in the storerooms of the Archäologisches Zentrum © Staatliche Museen zu Berlin / Juliane Eirich
© Staatliche Museen zu Berlin / Juliane Eirich

ERC Project Elephantine

James Craig Annan, The Dark Mountains
© Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Kunstbibliothek / James Craig Annan

Pictorialism Portal

Geöffneter Briefumschlag eines Briefes von Erich Mendelsohn aus Jerusalem an seine Frau Luise vom 12. Mai 1934
© Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Kunstbibliothek

EMA - Erich Mendelsohn Archiv

Carl Friedrich Ludwig Schmid, Bildnis Schinkel © Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Nationalgalerie
© Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Nationalgalerie

Schinkel’s Heritage

Female marble statue from Attica, the so-called “Berlin Goddess” (ca. 570 BC): The traces of colour provide valuable insights into the polychromy of the statues of antiquity.
© Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Antikensammlung / Johannes Laurentius

Arachne: The Berlin Sculpture Network