Treasures from Print and Drawing Collections coming to light
Since November 2017 the Graphikportal presents more than 300 000 works on paper online. For the first time, leading European collections present their data together on a common platform, such as the Departments of Prints and Drawings of the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin- Preußischer Kulturbesitz, the Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden or the Hamburger Kunsthalle. Furthermore, Vienna’s famous collections Albertina and the MAK Library and Works on Paper Collection are also represented in the Graphikportal from the very beginning. Last but not least, data from Bibliotheca Hertziana – Max Planck-Institut für Kunstgeschichte in Rome, as well as from the print collections of the ETH Zurich and the Zentralbibliothek Zurich are available within the database. All these institutions are part of the “Graphik vernetzt” working group, which serves to share experience in digitalisation projects and to establish common standards in the digital documentation of works of art. The Graphikportal gained a lot of positive feedback in newspapers, blogs and online features and is recommended as a useful research tool by many universities and libraries in Germany and abroad.
In case you are interested in further information or like to participate in the platform itself, please contact: Dr. Gudrun Knaus, Deutsches Dokumentationszentrum für Kunstgeschichte - Bildarchiv Foto Marburg