Printrooms Online Portal : public collections of graphic art (drawings and prints)

The institutions are hyperlinked (as far as possible) to their online collection databases and online collection catalogues.

If you put this page under your favourites you will always have this quick access to the world’s P&D databases, which are often well hidden or even untraceable in their institutions’ websites.

Please note that hyperlinks may turn outdated and broken after some time, especially when websites are reorganized; please inform us of any dead links, as well as of overlooked useful websites.

The German printrooms have their own website (Netzwerk Graphische Sammlungen) with an overview of participating museums.
See also BPK Bildagentur | Image Bank of Cultural Institutions (Germany).
A very practical general database is Graphikportal der Kunst und Architektur, a portal created by Bildarchiv Foto Marburg covering the holdings of dozens of printrooms in Germany, Austria and Switzerland, as well as the photo archives of the German institutes in Florence (KHI) and Rome (Herziana). With an introduction in English. 

The French have Joconde, Portal of the museum collections of France.

For Italian printrooms: see the extensive overview by Margherita Clavarino (2020)


Amsterdam (NL), Rijksmuseum (Rijksprentenkabinet), with database, online collection catalogues (platform) > coll. cat. Dutch Drawings 17th c., coll. cat. Works by Hercules Seghers, coll. cat. Drawings by Rembrandt and His School

Amsterdam (NL), Amsterdam Museum, Collectie Fodor, with database

Amsterdam, Stadsarchief (Municipal Archive), Topografische Atlas, with database (Beeldbank Amsterdam)

Amsterdam (NL), Rembrandthuis, no database

Antwerpen (B), Museum Plantin-Moretus, with database

Austin (USA), The University of Texas, Blanton Museum of Art, with database

Basel (CH), Kunstmuseum

Berlin (D), Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Kupferstichkabinett, with SMB-Digital database

Bern (CH), Kunstmuseum Bern, info P&D, no database

Birmingham (UK), Museums and Art Gallery, with database

Bologna (I), Pinacoteca Nazionale, with P&D info

Boston, Massachussetts (USA), Museum of Fine Arts, with limited database

Braunschweig (D), Herzog Anton-Ulrich-Museum, with database (Virtuelles Kupferstichkabinett)

Bremen (D), Kunsthalle Bremen, Kupferstichkabinett, with database

Brussels (B), Koninklijke Musea voor Schone Kunsten/Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique, with database (recent) and database (old)

Brussels (B). KBR (Koninklijke Bibliotheek, National Library of Belgium), with database (general cat.) and digital library (Belgica)

Budapest (H), Szépmüveszeti Muzeum / Museum of Fine Arts, with Prints database and online prints catalogues

CCambridge (UK), The Fitzwilliam Museum, info drawings and prints, without databases (offline since 2019)

Cambridge, Mass. (USA), Harvard University Art Museums, with database

Chantilly, Musée Condé, with database

Chapel Hill, Ackland Art Museum at the University of North Carolina , with database and  Online catalogue of the Peck Collection

Chatsworth (UK), Duke of Devonshire Collection, info on drawings

Chicago (USA), The Art Institute Chicago, with database

Cleveland (USA), The Cleveland Museum of Art, with databases (drawings | prints)

Cologne/Köln (D), Wallraf-Richartz-Museum & Fondation Corboud, info P&D, with database

Coburg (D), Kunstsammlungen der Veste 

DDetroit (USA), Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA), with database

Dijon (F), Musée des Beaux Arts, with database

Dresden (D), Staatliche Kunstsammlungen, with database (SKD-Online)

Dublin (IRL), National Gallery of Ireland, highlights, with database (drawings)

Düsseldorf (D), Museum Kunstpalast, info&highlights, no database

EEdinburgh (UK), National Gallery Scotland, highlights and database

FFlorence (I), Galleria degli Uffizi, Gabinetto dei Disegni e delle Stampe, with database (Progetto Euploos)

Frankfurt (D), Städelsches Kunstmuseum, with database

GGöttingen (D), Georg-August Universität, Kunstsammlung, with database

Greenwich (UK), Royal Museums Greenwich, National Maritime Museum, with database

Groningen (NL), Groninger Museum, with database

HHaarlem (NL), Teylers Museum, with database

Hamburg (D), Kunsthalle, Kupferstichkabinett, with database (Sammlung Online | filter for P&D)

IInnsbruck (A), Tiroler Landesmuseum Ferdinandeum, Grafische Sammlung, with highlighs, no database

JJerusalem (Israel), The Israel Museum, with highlights P&D, no database

KKansas City (USA), The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, with database (prints)

Karlsruhe (D), Staatliche Kunsthalle, Kupferstichkabinett, with database

Köln (D), see Cologne

Kopenhagen (DK), Statens Museum for Kunst, Den Kongelige Kobberstiksamling, no database

LLawrence, KS (USA), Spencer Museum of Art, University of Kansas, Print Room

Leiden (NL), Leiden University Libraries, with Digital Collections (drawings | prints), and Occhio! Italian drawings

Lille (F), Musée des Beaux-Arts, with database

Liverpool (UK), National Museums, Walker Art Gallery

London (UK), The British Museum, Dept. of Prints and Drawings, with their famous Collection Online and Online Collection Catalogue of Rembrandt & School drawings

London (UK), Victoria & Albert Museum, Prints, Drawings and Paintings

London (UK), The Courtauld Gallery, with A&A database and Drawings Highlights

London (UK), The Royal Collection, with database

London (UK), The Tate Gallery, with database

Los Angeles (USA), J. Paul Getty Museum, with database

Lyon (F), Musée des Beaux-Arts, with database P&D

MMadrid (E), Biblioteca Nacional de Espagna, with national database

Madrid (E), Museo de la Real Academia de Bellas Artes de San Fernando, El Gabinete de Dibujos, Catálogo Digital

Melbourne (AU), National Gallery of Victoria, P&D info, with database

Milan (I), Veneranda Biblioteca Ambrosiana, with online cat. of drawings

Moscow (RUS), Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts

Montpellier (F), Musée Fabre

Munich (D), Staatliche Graphische Sammlung, with database

NNaples (I), Museo di Capodimonte, Gabinetto di Disegni e delle Stampe, unfortunately no database, just general information

New York (USA), The Museum of Modern Art

New York (USA), The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Dept. P&D, with database

New York (USA), The New York Public Library, with database (prints)

New York (USA), The Cooper Hewitt Museum, with database

New York (USA), The Morgan Library & Museum, Drawings online and  CORSAIR Online Collection Catalogue 

Nuremburg / Nürnberg (D), Germanisches Nationalmuseum, Graphische Sammlung, database GNM Digital

OOrléans (F), Musée des Beaux-Arts, with database

Ottawa (CA), The National Gallery of Canada, with database

Otterlo (NL), Museum Kröller-Müller, with database

Oslo (NO), Nasjonalgalleriet, with database

Oxford (UK), Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archeology, with database

Oxford (UK), Christ Church Picture Gallery, info drawings, without database

PParis (F), Fondation Custodia (Frits Lugt Collection), with database

Paris (F), Musée du Louvre, Département des Arts Graphiques, with database

Paris (F), Bibliothèque nationale de France, Dept. des Estampes et de la Photographie, with database (no drawings)

Paris (F), Centre Georges Pompidou, no database or info on P&D

Paris (F), Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts, info on drawings | prints, no database

Paris (F), Institut nationale d’histoire de l’art (INHA), with database

Philadelphia (USA), The Philadelphia Museum of Art, with database

Poughkeepsie (USA), Vassar College, The Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center, with database

Prague (CZ), Národní Galerie v Praze, info P&D, with database

RRennes (F), Musée des Beaux-Arts et d’Archéologie, no info on P&D, no database

Rome (I), Istituto Nazionale per la Grafica, introductions to drawings | prints, with database

Rotterdam (NL), Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, with incomplete database (Collection Online), coll. cat. Netherlandish drawings 15th and 16th c., The Koenigs Collection, Missing Koenigs drawings (300 search results), Fra Bartolommeo (535 search results), Research projects

Rotterdam (NL), Atlas Van Stolk, with database

Rouen (F), Musée des Beaux-Arts de Rouen, info on drawings, no database

SSacramento (USA), Crocker Art Museum, info P&D, no database

Schwerin (D), Staatliches Museum, info printroom, no database

Stockholm (SE), Nationalmuseum, website in Swedish only, database 

St. Petersburg (RUS), Hermitage State Museum, with Collection Online: drawings | prints

Stuttgart (D), Staatsgalerie Stuttgart, Graphische Sammlung, with database

TTokyo (JP), The National Museum of Western Art, with database

Tübingen, Universität, Graphische Sammlung, no database found

VVenice (I), Fondazione Giorgio Cini, info on P&D, no database

Venice (I), Museo Correr, with database

Vienna (A), Albertina Museum, with Collections Online and coll. cat. Italian drawings, 4 vols, 1992-1997

WWarsaw (PL), Biblioteka Uniwersytecka w Warszawie / University of Warsaw Library, with several databases

Washington (USA), The National Gallery of Art, Dept. of Prints and Drawings, with database

Weimar (D), Kunstsammlungen zu Weimar, Schlossmuseum, with highlights P&D and database

Windsor Castle (UK), Royal Collection Trust, with P&D info and database (drawings | prints)

Wolffenbüttel (D), Herzog August Bibliothek, with database (Virtuelles Kupferstichkabinett)

ZZurich (CH), Graphische Sammlung der Eidgenössischen Technischen Hochschule (ETH), with database


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