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Clara Ziegler als Lady Macbeth in Shakespeares "Macbeth" @ Meininger Museen: Theatermuseum "Zauberwelt der Kulisse" (CC BY-NC-SA)

Museums, Collections, Objects ...

There are many good reasons to visit museums. Attending an event or an exhibition are just two of these. Museums "show" and "stage", they "educate" and "stimulate". But there is much more to museums than these: museums are places of safekeeping and research. These are two sides of a museum that are not often visible, yet they build the very core of a museum's visibility. It is the museum objects that are displayed, stored and studied. They are at the center of (almost) all work done in a museum. However, not all of objects kept in a museum can be showcased at once. Much has to remain in storage, hidden from the visitors.

On this website museums showcase their objects, in current exhibits and beyond. More than what can be shown in a museum's viewing space.

A random selection of objects can be found on the right. Click on them to learn more. More objects of interest can be found by using the search bar on the left.

Overviews and descriptions of the various objects, collections, and participating museums are accessible via the navigation bar at the top.

46 Museums
137 Collections
For example Nachlass Carl Graser
2845 Objects


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On the timeline, you can find objects sorted by the chronology of events linked to them.


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Tasse mit Untertasse; KPM
Pferdegespann auf Rädern
Geländefahrezeug, DDR
Standflasche für die Aufbewahrung von Essenzen, Orangen-Destillat
Drei Flaschen
Deutsches Weib und Knabe (Kostümzeichnung zu "Die Hermannsschlacht")
Walzenkrug. Um 1730 - 1800
Mittelteller, Herzogliches Service mit Vedute
Ventidius (Kostümzeichnung zu "Die Hermannsschlacht")
"Vorstellung des Fürstl. Weimarischen Residenz Schlosses im Brande"
Porträt Josef Kainz
Figur der Commedia dell’Arte: Pantalone