Digital Cataloguing

In November 2012, the project “Digitale Inventarisierung” (digital cataloguing) was launched at the Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe Hamburg. The aim is to digitalise the museum’s diverse collection from the Chinese tea set to the contemporary advertising poster. The project began with the photography, graphics and posters collection whose holdings are being processed with the aid of two reproduction systems. Within the next few years, the museum’s entire holdings of approximately half a million objects are to be processed accordingly in cooperation with the collection custodians, conservators and curators. In digitalised form, the otherwise hidden treasures will not only facilitate working processes within the museum, but in future also be placed at the disposal of scholars and made accessible to visitors.