List of museums with major collections of European prints and drawings

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This is a list of museums or print rooms with major collections of European old master prints and drawings. This list is incomplete, and should not be regarded as a correct ranking of the major collections.

  1. British Museum, London, England
    50,000 drawings, 2 million prints[2]
  2. The Metropolitan Museum of Art *, New York, US
    15,000 drawings, 1.5 million prints[3]
  3. Albertina, Vienna, Austria
    50,000 drawings, 1 million prints[4] Excludes 25,000 architectural drawings
  4. Kupferstichkabinett, Berlin, Germany
    110,000 drawings, 500,000 prints[5]
  5. State Hermitage, St. Petersburg, Russia
    39,000 drawings, 486,000 prints[6]
  6. Victoria & Albert Museum, London, England
    2,000 drawings, 500,000 prints[7] Excludes 600,000 architectural drawings, 100,000 design drawings and 10,000 British drawings [5] (V&A Collecting Plan Including Acquisition & Disposal Policy, August 2004)
  7. National Gallery in Prague, Collection of Prints and Drawings, Prague, Czech Republic
    60,000 drawings, 400,000 prints[8]
  8. Cabinet des Estampes et des Dessins, Strasbourg, France
    200,000 prints and drawings[9]
  9. Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, England
    20,000 drawings, 180,000 prints[10]
  10. Royal Collection, London, England
    40,000 drawings, 150,000 prints[11] Including 600 drawings by Leonardo da Vinci
  11. Musée du Louvre, Paris, France
    140,500 drawings, 43,000 prints[12] The main print collection is at the Bibliothèque nationale de France.
  12. Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, US
    150,000 drawings and prints[13]
  13. Uffizi, Florence, Italy
    120,000 drawings and prints[14]
  14. Bibliothèque de l'Arsenal, Paris, France
    100,000 prints[15]
  15. Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, US
    11,500 drawings, 60,000 prints[16]
  16. Musée des Beaux-Arts, Dijon, France
    10, 500 drawings, 60 0000 prints[17]
  17. Musée des Beaux-Arts, Orléans, France
    10,000 drawings, 50,000 prints[18]
  18. Museum of Modern Art, New York, US
    6,000 drawings, 50,000 prints[19] Includes more than 4,000 Old Master drawings and excludes over 10,000 architectural drawings [3]
  19. Brooklyn Museum, New York, US
    2,000 drawings, 40,000 prints[20]
  20. Museo del Prado, Madrid, Spain
    9000 drawings and prints[21]
  21. Zelandia Illustrata, Amsterdam, Netherlands
    18,000 maps, prints, drawings, photographs, glass negatives, slides and postcards
  22. Museo ABC de Dibujo e Ilustración, Madrid, Spain 200,000 drawings and illustrations by 1,500 artists from 1891 upto the present

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://museo.abc.es/
  2. ^ "Prints and Drawings". British Museum. 2015-03-20. Retrieved 2015-12-27. 
  3. ^ a b [1] Archived August 19, 2007, at the Wayback Machine.
  4. ^ https://web.archive.org/web/20070928115421/http://www.albertina.at/cms/front_content.php?idcatart=257. Archived from the original on September 28, 2007. Retrieved August 19, 2007.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  5. ^ Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Generaldirektion. "Home - Staatliche Museen zu Berlin". Smb.spk-berlin.de. Retrieved 2015-12-27. 
  6. ^ "The Hermitage Collections". Hermitagemuseum.org. Retrieved 2015-12-27. 
  7. ^ "Word & Image Department - Victoria and Albert Museum". Vam.ac.uk. Retrieved 2015-12-27. 
  8. ^ "Úvod - Národní galerie v Praze". Ngprague.cz. Retrieved 2015-12-27. 
  9. ^ "Cabinet des Estampes et des Dessins [Musées de Strasbourg]". Musees-strasbourg.org. Retrieved 2015-12-27. 
  10. ^ "The Fitzwilliam Museum : Overview". Fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk. 2013-10-29. Retrieved 2015-12-27. 
  11. ^ "Royal Collection Trust". Royalcollection.org.uk. 2015-11-13. Retrieved 2015-12-27. 
  12. ^ 2005 Annual Report – Tableau récapitulatif de l’état d'avancement de l'informatisation des collections fin 2005, page 185.
  13. ^ "Philadelphia Museum of Art - Collections : Curatorial Departments : Prints, Drawings & Photographs". Philamuseum.org. Retrieved 2015-12-27. 
  14. ^ [2] Archived March 3, 2007, at the Wayback Machine.
  15. ^ https://web.archive.org/web/20100520082037/http://www.bnf.fr/fr/collections_et_services/dpts/s.bibliotheque_arsenal.html?first_Art=non. Archived from the original on May 20, 2010. Retrieved June 17, 2010.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  16. ^ https://web.archive.org/web/20070202135338/http://www.artic.edu/aic/collections/prints/index.php. Archived from the original on February 2, 2007. Retrieved March 29, 2007.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  17. ^ [3] Archived December 11, 2010, at the Wayback Machine.
  18. ^ [4][dead link]
  19. ^ "MoMA : Study Centers". Moma.org. 2015-12-27. 
  20. ^ https://web.archive.org/web/20061004015740/http://www.brooklynmuseum.org/collections/prints-drawings-and-photographs.php/. Archived from the original on October 4, 2006. Retrieved March 29, 2007.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  21. ^ https://web.archive.org/web/20080405072639/http://www.museodelprado.es/index.php?id=50. Archived from the original on April 5, 2008. Retrieved June 20, 2008.  Missing or empty |title= (help)