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Museums, Collections, Objects ...

There are many good reasons to visit museums. Attending an event or an exhibition are just two of these. Museums "show" and "stage", they "educate" and "stimulate". But there is much more to museums than these: museums are places of safekeeping and research. These are two sides of a museum that are not often visible, yet they build the very core of a museum's visibility. It is the museum objects that are displayed, stored and studied. They are at the center of (almost) all work done in a museum. However, not all of objects kept in a museum can be showcased at once. Much has to remain in storage, hidden from the visitors.

On this website museums showcase their objects, in current exhibits and beyond. More than what can be shown in a museum's viewing space.

A random selection of objects can be found on the right. Click on them to learn more. More objects of interest can be found by using the search bar on the left.

Overviews and descriptions of the various objects, collections, and participating museums are accessible via the navigation bar at the top.

2 Museums
For example Edwin Scharff Museum
18 Collections
For example
171 Objects


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On the timeline, you can find objects sorted by the chronology of events linked to them.


Selected objects

Colonia Caesaraugusta (?): Augustus
Syrakus: Hieron II
Lugdunum: Nero
Rom: Claudius und Drusus (maior)
Rom: Hadrian
Rom oder Antiochia: Vespasian
Rom: Claudius und Germanicus
Rom: Vespasian
Italien: Caesar und Octavian
Rom: Tiberius und Drusus
Kolophon: Lysimachos
Rom: Augustus
Rom: Marc Aurel und Divus Antoninus Pius