The collection covers Neoclassicism, Romanticism, realism in the Biedermeier period, historicism and the Secessionist currents at the end of the century.
Founded in the 1950s, the collection of 20th century art and culture comprises painting, sculpture and design.
The collection includes realia that shed light on criminal-justice practices (torture, public humiliation and punishment), as well as symbols of the law.
This collection, unique in style and character, contains documents relating to construction and interior design in the past.
The library is the largest specialist library of German art and cultural history open to the public.
The Deutsches Kunstarchiv is the largest archive of estate collections and legacies of manuscripts relating to the art and culture of the German-speaking world.
On show are decorative art and related objects. The Design Collection was established in 1986.
With some 350,000 sheets, the graphic arts collection is one of the largest in Europe.
The collection featuring important objects relating to the history of guilds and rare tools is one of the largest of its kind.
The Historical Archives contain historical documents from the German-speaking regions ranging in date from the 10th to 21st century.
The collection contains artefacts of Jewish art and culture that were used in religious practices in the synagogue or home.
The collection presents design objects used in celebrations and everyday life.
The collection contains 600 years in the history of painting, from stained glass art from the 13th century to the academic painting of the late 18th century.
Historical furniture is spread over the various exhibition departments at the Germanisches Nationalmuseum and its external divisions.
The numismatic collections are among the most important of their kind in Germany, especially in the area of medallic art and seal stamps.
Due to its sheer size, the collection of historical musical instruments is one of the most important of its kind in the world.
The collection is the largest and most comprehensive of its kind in the German-speaking regions.
The collection of toys for adults and children stretches to some 20,000 objects and features a collection of Nuremberg dollhouses from the 17th century.
The collection is one of the oldest and most important in Europe, featuring textiles, clothing and jewellery from late antiquity up to the present.
This cross-departmental, transregional collection focuses on rural living, household appliances and religious folk art.
The collection contains archaeological finds from Central Europe, ranging from the Palaeolithic age to the age of Charlemagne.
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