The “Virtual Print Room” is a comprehensive, continuous project with the aim of making the graphics from the collections of the Herzog Anton Ulrich Museum and the Herzog August Library in Wolfenbüttel available online.
The Research Database which has been freely accessible on the internet since 2007 has meanwhile become an international point of reference due to the number and quality of the works and its supply of meta data.
The objective is to create a research portal across all the collections for the scientific exploration and virtual combination of important parts of the extensive print collections of both institutions and their closely intertwined collection histories. The excellent image quality enables viewers to put the line layout of masters such as Dürer and Cranach “under the microscope”.
The database was created within the framework of the cooperation project “Virtuelles Kupferstichkabinett” which was supported from 2007 to 2011 by the German Research Foundation (DFG). The German prints from the collection of the Herzog Anton Ulrich Museum (HAUM) were processed in this context.
From 2013 – 2017 the drawings of the HAUM were processed within the framework of the “Virtuelles Zeichnungskabinett”-project, financed by the DFG. Between 2014 and 2019 the Italian, Dutch, English and French prints of the HAUM were processed, sponsored by the Ministry for Science and Culture of the State of Lower Saxony with funds from the Lower Saxony Vorab of the Volkswagen Foundation within the framework of the research association “Kupferstichkabinett online”.
You can visit the Virtual Print Room on www.virtuelles-kupferstichkabinett.de/en/