Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden
The Dresden State Art Collections are among the most eminent museums in the world. A total of 15 museums and four institutions offer a unique variety of themes and objects. Historical sources date the founding of the princely art collection in the residential palace of the Elector August of Saxony to the year 1560. August the Strong was a notable art connoisseur. His systematically ordered galleries, which were open to select circles even then, form the core of the Dresden State Art Collections’ artistic treasures. The museum management system robotron*Daphne is a key tool for all of the SKD’s employees. So far approximately 1,000,000 objects have been catalogued.
Swiss Alpine Museum (alps)
The Swiss Alpine Museum (alps) is a medium-sized museum that has been focusing on current mountain topics and has maintained a collection of national importance since 1905.
The diverse collection documents the relationship of people to the mountains and focusses on mountain sports, tourism and cartography. Around 4,000 objects, 1,000 written documents, 13,000 prints and works of art as well as an estimated 500,000 photographs are part of the collection.
It was established in 1905 by the Bern section of the Swiss Alpine Club (SAC), and the alps continues to maintain it to the present day. Most of the contemporary testimonies come from Swiss people and document their work in the Alps and various mountain regions around the world.
In 2023, the Swiss Alpine Museum migrated the approximately 37,0000 data records from MuseumPlus Classic to robotron*Daphne. robotron*Daphne is used as a database and collection management tool.
Office for Academic Heritage, Scientific and Art Collections
The Technical University of Dresden is one of the oldest technical educational institutions in Germany and has a significant scientific and technical collection as well as an extensive art collection. The objects collected in various research and teaching contexts not only serve as material witnesses to the university history of TU Dresden, but above all as a valuable resource for collection-related research, teaching and science communication. Since autumn 2019, TU Dresden has had robotron*Daphne, a modern database for the management and digitization of its important collections.
Berlin Wall Foundation
The Berlin Wall Foundation, with its two locations – the Berlin Wall Memorial and the Refugee Centre Marienfelde Memorial – researches and teaches about the history of the Berlin Wall and the experience of refugees fleeing East Germany as part of the repercussions of German partition and the east-west conflict during the 20th century. The documentation of the collections and numerous oral histories is managed using robotron*Daphne.
German Leather Museum
The German Leather Museum in Offenbach am Main has a unique collection of works made of leather and related materials, giving it a unique selling point in the museum world. Recently, the museum has also opened up to current developments and expanded its holdings to include exhibits made from alternative materials. Over 30,000 objects bear witness to the global use and diverse cultural and historical significance of leather in different eras and cultures. Today, the collection includes everyday objects and luxury items ranging from handicrafts and design to fashion and everyday cultural objects. The museum has been using robotron*Daphne as a collection database since 2021.
Meissen Porcelain Museum
The Museum of the Meissen Porcelain Foundation displays works from 300 years of the manufactory's history. Exhibits from all eras illustrate the work of Europe's oldest porcelain manufactory.
Since 2015, the Meissen Porcelain Foundation GmbH has owned the museum objects of the MEISSEN® State Porcelain Manufactory and manages the porcelain museum. The mission of the Meissen Porcelain Foundation GmbH is, among other things, to preserve the cultural heritage of Saxon porcelain production and porcelain craftsmanship. It is the owner of more than 33,000 museum objects, around 2,000 of which are on display in the museum on a rotational basis. Since 2016, the objects have been documented using robotron*Daphne.
Luther Memorials Foundation in Saxony-Anhalt
The purpose of the Luther Memorials Foundation of Saxony-Anhalt is to maintain and teach about the legacy of Martin Luther and the Reformation. There are five museums within its remit: the Luther House and the Melancthon House in Wittenberg, Luther’s family’s home in Mansfeld, as well as Martin Luther’s birthplace and the museum of his home at the time of his death in Eisleben. These buildings, collections and exhibitions are all run by the Foundation. The Foundation uses robotron*Daphne as their collections management system.
The Stiftung Stadtmuseum Berlin - Berlin's State Museum of Culture and History - is a foundation under public law based in Berlin. The Stadtmuseum Berlin runs five museums in Berlin: the Märkisches Museum, the Nikolaikirche, the Ephraim-Palais and the Knoblauchhaus in Berlin-Mitte as well as the Museumsdorf Düppel in Zehlendorf. The cultural history museums exhibit Berlin's culture and history from prehistory and early history to the present day. The Stadtmuseum Berlin was founded in 1874 to preserve, research and present cultural assets relating to Berlin's urban and regional history. The documentation data of the objects and the results of scientific work as well as the organization of work processes such as loans, registration, restoration, provenance research, exhibitions and the photo library are managed with robotron*Daphne. As a daily working tool for around 40 employees at the Stadtmuseum, robotron*Daphne currently records more than 235,000 collection objects and over 25,000 high-quality photos. Since spring 2013, the Stadtmuseum Berlin has also made its collections available online on its own "Collection Online" platform. This online service is directly linked to the robotron*Daphne database, so that all displayed information and editorial approvals are sourced directly from the cataloging data.
Albrecht Mugler Foundation
The Albrecht Mugler Foundation is a foundation in Gersdorf that is dedicated to promoting education, art, science and research. In 2016, the founder of the foundation, Prof Albrecht Mugler, decided to use the robotron*Daphne collection database to record his collection and artists' estates and create catalogues raisonnés. The collection management system is used, among other things, to document the regular exhibitions of contemporary art at the foundation's villa in Gersdorf.
Museum Schloss Lübben
Lübben (Spreewald) is the district town of the Dahme-Spreewald district. The Spreewald town is part of the official settlement area of the Sorbs/Wends in Brandenburg. The town and regional museum is located in the castle ensemble, which dates back to the Middle Ages. It can look back on over 100 years of history and is run by the town council. The museum is primarily dedicated to the cultural history of the town of Lübben, Lower Lusatia and the Spreewald. Numerous exhibits focus on the culture of the Wends and Sorbs. The museum has been using robotron*Daphne as a collection database since 2020.
DDR Museum Berlin GmbH
The DDR Museum is unique, extraordinary and one of the most visited museums in Berlin. It presents the everyday life of a bygone state in a hands-on way, conveying history in a lively, interactive and yet scientifically sound way. Everyday life - Wall - Stasi: The GDR at a glance! The DDR Museum collects and preserves GDR cultural assets. Over 250,000 objects belong to the museum's collection. The DDR Museum has been using robotron*Daphne as its collection management system since 2017.
Brandenburgisches Landesmuseum for Modern Art
The BLmK (former dkw. Dieselkraftwerk Art Museum Cottbus) is part of the Brandenburg Cultural Foundation Cottbus under the aegis of the State of Brandenburg. The collections include a broad spectrum of works ranging from painting, photography, poster art, drawing, prints, artists’ books, and sculptures dating from the beginning of the 20th century and currently comprises around 30,000 works. Founded in 1977, 80 % of the collection is made up of art from former East Germany. The dkw. Cottbus has been using the robotron*Daphne collections database for some time.
Kulturquartier Mecklenburg-Strelitz gGmbH
Neustrelitz, the residential city at the heart of Mecklenburg, is home to the Cultural Quarter Mecklenburg-Strelitz, a cultural institution that documents the history of the State of Mecklenburg-Strelitz, particularly the founding of the city during the baroque period. The documentation of the surviving objects is carried out using robotron*Daphne.
The Reutlingen Spendhaus, built in 1518 as a municipal warehouse for donations, has been home to the Municipal Art Museum since 1989. Since its foundation, it has been dedicated in particular to modern woodcuts from the end of the 19th century to the immediate present. Accordingly, the focus of the Spendhaus Art Museum's collection and exhibition activities is on artistic relief printing in the 20th and 21st centuries. There are historical reasons for this specific profile, as two wood engravers stood out among the Reutlingen artists of the last century and their works form the core of the collection: Wilhelm Laage (1868-1930) and, above all, HAP Grieshaber (1909-1981).
The Reutlingen Art Museum has been one of robotron*Daphne's first hosting customers since 2016.
The LÜBECKER MUSEEN are an association of 10 museums in the Hanseatic city of Lübeck. The collections of over 300,000 objects include works of art from the Middle Ages to modern times, ethnographic objects, photographs, natural history objects, cultural history artefacts, manuscripts by important authors and more. The collections will be managed, catalogued and made accessible via robotron*Daphne from 2024. As an essential element of the digital concept of the LÜBECKER MUSEEN, robotron*Daphne serves the comprehensive digitisation of the collection. With robotron*Daphne, a growing knowledge repository is created and a networked and collaborative workflow for digital museum practice is implemented.
Deutsches Landwirtschaftsmuseum Schloss Blankenhain
The German Agricultural Museum at Blankenhain Castle offers unique exhibitions with impressive insights into rural living and working environments. The open-air museum currently comprises 80 buildings and structures on an area of 13 hectares with over 100 themed exhibitions, including the world's largest collection of curious home-built tractors. Since 2019, the objects have been documented with robotron*Daphne.
Karl May Museum
The Karl May Museum is a unique place of education, experience and longing for the cultural legacy of the writer Karl May (1842-1912). It is supported and run by the Karl May Foundation as Karl May's legitimate heir. The cultural institution preserves, researches, documents and communicates his literary and private estate as well as the ethnographic collections of his second wife Klara May and the artist Patty Frank at the place where the famous writer worked. Since 2019, the objects have been documented with robotron*Daphne.
Kunstmuseum Magdeburg. Kloster Unser Lieben Frauen
In the heart of the state capital Magdeburg you will find the art museum Kloster Unser Lieben Frauen, the oldest preserved building in Magdeburg and also the most important exhibition venue for contemporary art in Saxony-Anhalt. The ensemble of buildings is one of the most important and best-preserved Romanesque complexes in Germany. Today, the buildings are used as an art museum for the city's art collection and as an exhibition venue for international art. As the starting point of the Romanesque Route tourist route, the "Kloster" is located in the city center in the immediate vicinity of Magdeburg Cathedral.
The art museum has been using robotron*Daphne as a collection database since 2018.
The Museum Viadrina is the largest cultural history museum in East Brandenburg, which has its headquarters in a fascinating, nationally significant architectural monument: the "Junkerhaus". In its permanent exhibition and changing exhibits, the Museum Viadrina offers the opportunity to explore Frankfurt's important role in the Middle Ages, the history of the Alma Mater Viadrina, aspects of military history, Frankfurt's rich and famous musical history and urban developments up to the 20th century. The museum has been using robotron*Daphne as a collection database since 2018.
Von der Heydt Museum
The Von der Heydt Museum has one of the richest collections in Germany. It focuses on Dutch art from the 16th and 17th centuries, 19th-century paintings and prints with excellent Impressionist paintings, and 20th-century painting, with Expressionism represented by outstanding works. This impressively extensive collection has been built up over the course of more than a hundred years through rich donations and gifts from the public as well as major acquisitions. The robotron*Daphne collection management system is the central working basis for all areas of the museum.
City of Rostock
Rostock is a Hanseatic and university city on the Baltic Sea in northern Germany. It is the most populous city in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern and one of the four regional centers in the state. In a network of five museums and collections, several hundred thousand objects and extensive media are managed with the robotron*Daphne collection database. The institutions include
- Museum of Cultural History
- Shipbuilding and Maritime Museum
- Rostock Art Gallery
- Museum of Local History Warnemünde
- Cultural promotion
In addition to the recording and digitization with robotron*Daphne, the presentation of selected objects on a joint website with robotron*Daphne-Collection is also planned.
The old walls already look impressive at the foot of the castle hill in Oelsnitz/Vogtl. and cast a spell over visitors as they pass through the gatehouse. Voigtsberg Castle is an experience in itself thanks to the accessible historical outer bastion and the unique view from the keep over Oelsnitz and the Vogtland region. However, visitors will find the treasures inside the completely restored castle complex.
The thick, 775-year-old walls are now home to three museums, the historical costume museum, a restaurant and the Vogtland district historical archive. While the old part of Voigtsberg Castle, the core castle, takes you on a journey through time with its architectural history and early baroque wooden beam ceiling, wall paintings and St George's Chapel, the museums offer industrial culture in the Carpet Museum, rare mineral resources in the Mineral Vault and illustration art in the Illusorium.
Since 2020, the objects have been documented using the robotron*Daphne collection management system.
Wismar SCHABBELL City History Museum
The City History Museum of the Hanseatic City of Wismar collects, preserves, researches and communicates evidence of all kinds relating to the history and culture of the Hanseatic city and its sphere of influence from the past and present for present and future generations.
In 1863, dedicated citizens of Wismar began collecting artefacts relating to art and cultural history. Today, the collection comprises around 100,000 objects from the 13th to 21st centuries. Since 2023, the various areas of the collection have been digitised in the robotron*Daphne collection database and gradually made available to the public. Through the Daphne Collection, we can provide an interesting insight into the multifaceted 800-year history of the Hanseatic city of Wismar.
City of Wolkenstein
Wolkenstein Castle on a steep, 80 metre high gneiss cliff greets and fascinates visitors from afar, inviting them to explore it. The museum in the castle provides interested visitors with further insights into the history of the building and the town. Since 2020, the objects have been documented with robotron*Daphne.
Schwerin Foundation for the Promotion of Contemporary Art
The collections managed by the Schwerin Foundation for the Promotion of Contemporary Art consist of over 20,000 objects by almost 40 artists, most of which date back to the last century. robotron*Daphne has been used to manage the art collection since 2016.