2. Mai 2019 · Dr. Andreas Strobl
On the world-class stage
The Staatliche Graphische Sammlung München welcomes its visitors online with immediate effect! From now on, museum visitors can use the collection's homepage to set up their own digital study room at home or on the move and take a look at the almost inexhaustible holdings of the Munich cabinet.
With the online launch, the Staatliche Graphische Sammlung München will in future be appearing on the stage of the international public with a not insignificant part of the visual cultural heritage of the Free State of Bavaria and will join the ranks of world-class graphic collections. This was made possible by the generous support of the project by the Stiftung Pinakothek der Moderne and the Bavarian State Ministry of Science and Art.
Kiki Smith makes the start
The online access will contribute to the fact that the Staatliche Graphische Sammlung München and its immense stock of top-class art will also be accessible to a wider public beyond the specialist public. It will thus sharpen the profile of Bavaria as a location for science and promote Munich's attractiveness as a museum and exhibition city on a permanent basis.
With immediate effect, the museum is offering large parts of the donation by American artist Kiki Smith. Highlights of her print work can be seen until 26 May in the exhibition "Kiki.Smith.TOUCH" at the Pinakothek der Moderne in Munich. Afterwards, everything can be admired online at any time, anyone interested can obtain important work data and - once you've really caught fire - you can have the original prints presented to you in the study room of the Graphische Sammlung.
The first step
The latest catalogues of LUCAS VAN LEYDEN, FRANZ VON POCCI and GRANDE DECORAZIONE are also available online.
But that's not all: In the background, the ITALIAN DRAWINGS and the ITALIAN PRINTINGGRAPHY, which have already been uploaded in parts, are being put online in their entirety. Of course, in the coming months and years the focus will be on other parts of the collection as well. Every day, users are provided with new entries. The museum is on the move, and the public is cordially invited to discover new and unknown things again and again.