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Skyphos (Eulenskyhos) @ Lindenau-Museum Altenburg (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
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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Jakob Philipp Hackert: Landschaft in den Albaner Bergen. Um 1782
Reklameschild von Barthels & Kropff
Prähistorische Urne (Lausitzer Typus), Nachbildung
Clara Ziegler als Elisabeth in Laubes "Graf Essex"
Elektromechanische Addiermaschine
Gedenk-Medaille 30 Jahre Demokratische Bauernpartei Deutschlands 1948-1978
Werfpuppe "Stupsi"
Junges Wildschwein
Plüschtiere, DDR, Gangelbär, Fuchs
Reiterlein, Arschpfeiferlreiter
Voyages aux régions équinoxiales du Nouveau Continent
Etikett der Familie Georg Hügues "Jamaika Rum"