Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Preußischer Kulturbesitz, Kunstbibliothek


Kunstbibliothek is one of the world's largest and most prestigious museum libraries. In addition to coordinating Archäologische Bibliothek and Lipperheidesche Kostümbibliothek, it is also an important partner to the specialist libraries of Staatliche Museen zu Berlin. Kunstbibliothek oversees comprehensive museum collections with more than a million objects. The library's network encompasses three sites: Kulturforum (Museumssammlungen, Kunstwissenschaftliche Bibliothek), Archäologisches Zentrum (Archäologische Bibliothek) and Museum für Fotografie (exhibition centre for the photography collection). As a fourth site, a library for non-European ethnology and art history is planned at Humboldt-Forum.

Collection history

After 1900, twelve Oriental manuscripts were integrated into the already existing Sammlung Grisebach, a collection of European books from about 1470 to 1800.


Unfortunately, there are no printed catalogues available.