The print study rooms ("Kupferstichkabinett") of the Herzog Anton Ulrich Museum in Braunschweig and the Herzog August Bibliothek in Wolfenbüttel have their common origin in the print and drawing collections of the Dukes of Braunschweig-Wolfenbüttel. Once divided into separate holdings focusing on 18th and early 20th century respectively, the two historically relevant collections have now been reunited in this virtual print study room.
The result of a project funded by the German Research Council (DFG) and completed in 2011, this virtual print study room contains 45,000 works on paper.
Selections from the Collections
The selection from the Herzog Anton Ulrich Museum collection ranges from 15th century woodcuts to German graphic arts up to 1800.
In addition to single printed works, the selection from the Herzog August Bibliothek collection also focuses on bound volumes of prints as well as examples of the development of graphic arts and bookmaking in Europe.
Using the search function at arthistoricum.net, you can easily research both bibliographical information on literature for this topic as well as search for as photographs from the Deutsche Fotothek image database (German Photographic Collection).