Out Of Storage Into The Database
The Kupferstichkabinett, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, is home to a veritable universe of artworks on paper, with masterpieces by Sandro Botticelli to Albrecht Dürer, Rembrandt, Adolph Menzel and Vincent van Gogh, Ernst Ludwig Kirchner and Pablo Picasso all the way to Andy Warhol and Gerhard Richter.
The long-term preservation of the works is the job of the conservation department. Using state-of-the-art technology to check the condition of the works in the smallest detail, by monitoring the light and climate conditions and by means of specially developed mountings and proper storage conservators ensure the integrity of the works into the future.
The quality of the digital images, produced in accordance with current standards and recommendations for cultural research data, makes intensive study and precise analysis of the originals possible in a way that does justice both to the interests of scholarship and the conservational conditions for the preservation of the works.