What to find in the Database

The database contains information about art objects in the Nationalmuseum collections. These consist of paintings, sculptures, drawings, prints, applied art, furniture, design, and much more.

The museum has a total of more than 700 000 objects. This database currently has information for more than 127,000 of them. Some of the objects in the database can be viewed at the museum itself or in other places where the museum’s collections are exhibited. Most of the objects can however not be displayed to the public due to lack of space.

Objects

Title, artist, dates and other basic facts are given for each object. Some objects also have descriptive texts - which may also occur in an in an Easy to Read-format - others are provided with latest news from the museum's research division.
The information about the objects is retrieved from the museum's internal database, where the main source for registrations is the museum’s inventory books. All items that are entered in the internal database are also accessible online. This means that some of the information shown has not yet been entirely checked and may thus contain incorrect details. These might include factual inconsistencies or language errors.

Images

About half of the objects are supplied with one or several images. The images in the database are from different periods, created using different methods.  Many images are new while others have been digitised from colour slides or have been scanned from microfiche cards. The quality can therefore vary. If you need a high-resolution version of an image, please contact the museums picture agency Fototeket. 

Artists and manufacturers

You can search and view information about artists and manufacturers that are represented in museum collections. Currently the documentation is sparse but work is in progress to add more information about the object as well as the artists and manufacturers.

Search help 

Help with searching and information about how the search engine works are found under the menu item Search help.

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