Our digital collections

Some of the manifold objects from the various departments have already been made available online.
Here is an overview:

Das virtuelle Kupferstichkabinett

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/

Coins and medals online

The highlights of 2,500 years of coin history can be viewed online since 2018 in the Virtual Coin Cabinet.

Among the treasures to be discovered and studied in the Virtual Coin Cabinet are the silver Throne Penny of Henry the Lion, impressively designed modern medals as well as valuable precious metal coins from classical antiquity. The Numismatic Collection of the Herzog Anton Ulrich-Museum with its roughly 30,000 coins and medals is a historically and culturally remarkable collection of great art historical and socio-cultural interest. This is particularly true of the collection of European medieval coins and modern medal art. The opening of the Virtual Coin Cabinet heralds a completely new chapter in the areas of documentation, research and presentation of this inventory. The portal establishes a trendsetting perspective for the protection of cultural assets and offers the opportunity to give unrestricted access to the coin collection for research, teaching and for the general public.

More than a search engine: Google Arts & Culture

Google Arts and Culture allows an insight into our collections. Follow this link to explore some of the objects from the Herzog Anton Ulrich-Museum.