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Museums of the Humanities


Collections of the Archaeological Institute: The Collection of Plaster Casts
GipsabgüsseThe Collection of Plaster Casts of the Archaeological Institute of the University of Göttingen is one of Germany’s oldest and most extensive collections of casts true to the original antique sculptures. It unites nearly 2000 works from over 150 collections worldwide. more...







Collections of the Archaeological Institute: Original Collection
OriginalsammlungSome of the originals kept in Göttingen are of outstanding scientific importance. Some are so well-known that they are loaned to international archaeological exhibitions, such as most recently the above mentioned Körtian bronze statuettes of Etruskan priests for a large-scale exhibition on the Etruskans in Venice in the winter of 2000/2001. more...




Collections of the Archaeological Institute: Coin Collections
MünzsammlungLike many other institutions of the University of Göttingen, the Coin Collection too was established and generously extended by the professor and library director appointed to the Georgia Augusta in 1763, Christian Gottlob Heyne. Today it consists of approximately 5900 Greek, 9600 Roman, 1000 Byzantine, 4000 oriental, 2100 medieval and 15600 modern coins, in addition to approx. 1700 medals, badges and jetons as well as 100 lead tokens. more...




Diplomatic Apparatus
Diplomatischer ApparatThe Diplomatic Apparatus (Apparatus diplomaticus) is a research institution that forms part of the Faculty of Humanities. It houses a unique collection of more than a thousand written documents in various – predominantly old and non-European – languages (such as Latin, Middle German, Ancient Greek, Hebrew, Arabic, Persian, Turkish, Coptic, Tamil, Sinhalese). The pieces in the collection date from Late Antiquity, the Middle Ages and the Early Modern period. more...




Ethnographic Collection
Ethnologische SammlungThe Ethnologic Collection of the University of Göttingen is one of the most important teaching and research collections in the German-speaking world. Its beginnings stretch back to the time of the Enlightenment. Since 2004 the permanent exhibition area is once again fully accessible following alterations. The regions of America, Asia, Australia, Oceania and Africa are now spread out over two floors. more...




Art Collection of the University
KunstsammlungWith 280 paintings, 2,500 drawings, 14,000 prints and 30 sculptures the Art Collection of the University of Göttingen is one of the major collections of its kind in University ownership, even on an international scale. The collection established in the second half of the 18th century through endowments by the Frankfurt partrician Johann Friedrich von Uffenbach and the court secretary Johann Wilhelm Zschorn from Celle has since grown steadily. more...





Collection of Musical Instruments
musinssamlWith its 1.921 objects (state: 09/2011) the Collection of Musical Instruments of the University of Göttingen ranks among the largest collections of its kind in Germany. Its inventory comprises mainly European, African (including ancient Egyptian), and Asian instruments. It is institutionally affiliated, as a research and teaching collection, to the Department of Musicology and placed in the department building, the ›Accouchierhaus‹ (the historical maternity). The permanent exhibition shows a representative selection of instruments. It is open to the public. more...






Collection of the Department for Prehistory and Early History
Ur- und FrühgeschichteThe Collection currently comprises approximately 9,300 articles which are made accessible through a digital catalogue. It offers a good overview of the pre- and early history of Central Europe and is used intensively in the department’s teaching programme. more...







Collection Seifert and Collection Vordemann
Illustration von Tibor Gergely.The Seifert Collection and the Vordemann Collection together make one of the largest portfolios of German-speaking historical children’s and young adult’s books. In the Library of Children’s and Young Adult’s Literature the collections are accessible for research and teaching purposes. mehr...






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