Academic Study of the Museum's Inventory

The study of a collection item begins with entering it into the inventory and establishing where it comes from (provenance). This evidence is of great significance for both academic and legal reasons. As a result of this academic processing, the object is classified in a context, thus enabling its inclusion in a themed presentation.

In addition to producing the exhibition catalogues, which are aimed at a wide audience, the staff at the State Collections of Antiquities and the Glyptothek study the collection inventory together with external academics. These studies are performed on individual objects and monument groups or deal with objects that are thematically interrelated.