In view of the dynamic spread of the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, the Alte Pinakothek and Pinakothek der Moderne, the Museum Brandhorst, the Schack Collection and all state galleries will be closed to the public from November 2 until further notice.
All events, guided tours and workshops in the museums are also cancelled until further notice.

Our digital offers and services remain open and accessible from all over the world. We invite you to follow us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram, watch videos on Youtube, browse our online collection and explore our digital strategy.

Alte Pinakothek on Google Arts & Culture

‘Open for All’, ‘Experience Originals Digitally’: Visitors around the world are invited to enjoy digital access to the Alte Pinakothek and its art treasures in the permanent exhibition via Google Arts & Culture. All galleries at the Alte Pinakothek have been digitized in 360° images. We’re also offering over 25 interactive and multimedia narrative-based feature stories to provide an exciting and informative look at a selection of masterworks held at the Alte Pinakothek – from Dürer, Rubens, Rembrandt, and Raphael through to Boucher and Murillo. G.CO/AltePinakothek

The highly acclaimed special exhibition Utrecht, Caravaggio and Europe can still be viewed via this link G.CO/PINACARAVAGGISTI

The Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen are stepping up their cooperation with Google Arts & Culture as part of the museum’s wider Digital Strategy. True to our guiding principle ‘Open for All’, having the Alte Pinakothek featured on Google Arts & Culture allows us to achieve our aim of expanding and facilitating access to our exhibition spaces through digital media. By undertaking this step, we also open up the museum – at least on a virtual level – to people interested in our artworks but who for a range of reasons are currently unable to visit the Alte Pinakothek in person.


In the #Kunstminute (art minute) we invite you to rediscover 23 selected masterpieces from our collections. For the first time we will introduce you to the people behind the paintings as well as the artworks. In the #Kunstminute, our curators give you very personal insights into their world, their everyday work and convey their enthusiasm for art. Discover all #Kunstminute-videos with English subtitles on YouTube

Online Collection

With its Online Collection, the Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen (Bavarian State Painting Collections) is making its entire holdings accessible to the public: that’s 25,000 artworks in Bavaria, Germany and Europe viewable on a single platform! It is possible to have an overview not only of all the artworks on display in the Munich galleries – the Alte and Neue Pinakothek, the Sammlung Moderne Kunst in the Pinakothek der Moderne, the Museum Brandhorst and the Sammlung Schack – and in the other state galleries of Bavaria (several thousand works in total), but also of works in the museum storerooms (17,000 works) and more than 4000 works on permanent loan from the Munich collections to over 400 sites, some belonging to institutions which are only partly open to the public. 

Every artwork is documented with a photograph, basic information (catalogue/accession number, artist, title, support, size, provenance), and details of its location. The relevant specialist area is also given, to assist with classification.


Our digital strategy | #PinaDigital

Digital media are constantly changing the way we communicate, access knowledge and learn. Explore the digital strategy of the Pinakotheken and learn more about our motivation, vision, and objectives.

2nd International Day of Provenance Research 2020


As part of the measures around COVID-19, the programme scheduled to take place in the Pinakothek der Moderne for the 2nd International Day of Provenance Research on 8 April 2020 has also been called off. At the Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen, we consider it important to provide the public with information about the work in provenance research that is being done here. Therefore, on the basis of the planned event programme, we would like to give an insight into the work that we do.

The following texts were published in occasion of this year's International Day of Provenance Research

 Earlier articles on our blog

Further ressources and materials include

  • Digital Platform to the research project Alfred Flechtheim – Art Dealer of the Avantgarde
  • Access to the accession books of the Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen
  • Documentary Geraubte Kunst. Jüdische Sammlungen im Nationalsozialismus  (Stolen Art: Jewish Collections under National Socialism) via ZDFmediathek
    By looking at selected cases, such as the restitution of The Raising of Lazarus to the heirs of James von Bleichröder, this documentary by Felix von Boehm and Constantin Lieb shows how the art market profited from the hardship of Jewish collectors after 1933, and the obstacles faced to this day by provenance researchers in the search for lost objects.
  • Virtual Exhibition Geraubte Kunst (Stolen Art) via ZDFkultur

An overview of the cultural institutions participating in the Day of Provenance Research in Germany can be found on the website of the Arbeitskreis Provenienzforschung (working group on provenance research).

The hashtag #TagDerProvenienzforschung will accompany activities on Twitter.


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