Online Publication: The Staatliche Museen zu Berlin Publishes Historical Acquisition Logs

Blog entry from 08/12/2021

Source: Staatliche Museen zu Berlin

Accessions Journal II Prehistory Department, single volume, 1880
Accessions Journal II Prehistory Department, single volume, 1880
Copyright: Staatliche Museen zu Berlin

The Staatliche Museen zu Berlin’s acquisition logs provide a record of the inventories of the museums’ 15 collections and reflect the eventful history of Berlin’s museums and the establishment of their collections. These hand-written records date back more than a quarter of a millennium, noting information about the accession conditions, previous owners or the circumstances under which the artefacts were uncovered, as well as later losses or collection relocations. In the course of work to...

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