Arbeitskreis Graphik vernetzt

The Arbeitskreis Graphik vernetzt was founded in March 2011 on the occasion of the conference ”Kupferstichkabinett online“ (“Print Room Online”) in Wolfenbüttel. Amongst its members are around 50 employees of German, Austrian and Swiss print collections at museums, libraries, archives etc. The research group’s objective is to agree on standards of digitization and to develop strategies for an extensive digital network of print collections. It is concerned with the exchange of information and experiences as well as mutual support concerning digitization and indexing projects.

On behalf of the Arbeitskreis Graphik vernetzt, the Deutsches Dokumentationszentrum für Kunstgeschichte – Bildarchiv Foto Marburg, Germany's documentation center for art history, is administrating the Graphicportal, a collaborative online database for graphics. This network system, which will be available freely in the internet starting in autumn 2015, aims to present the content of as many print collections as possible, and make them searchable according to research standards. Therefore, adequate specialist structures are being created, which will order, classify and contextualize objects of individual collections. The users will be guided by search filters and expedient linking, ensuring systematic search results within an extensive data pool. Works on paper, which due to conservatory reasons can only be shown temporarily, attain a much increased visibility on an international level, thus, emphasizing the research relevance as well as the social significance of print collections.

In our "Network" section you will now find information regarding the activities of the Arbeitskreis Graphik vernetzt which is dedicated to developing digitization standards as well as strategies for the digital networking of print collections.

Get involved!

Employees of print collections who are interested in the digital
publication of their collection are warmly welcomed to join our
research group. Please direct your inquiry to:


  • Dr. Christian Bracht, Deutsches Dokumentationszentrum für Kunstgeschichte - Bildarchiv Foto Marburg

  • Dr. Regina Doppelbauer, Albertina, Wien

  • Dr. Anita Haldemann, Kunstmuseum Basel, Kupferstichkabinett

  • Dr. David Klemm, Hamburger Kunsthalle, Kupferstichkabinett