Since June 2012 it has been possible to search sections of the Dresden Ethnography Museum’s extensive collection online through a new web-OPAC system.
And from Thursday August 9th a reading room in the museum library will be available for all interested members of the public.
Tracing its origins back to the 16th century the Dresden Ethnography Museum Library started actively collecting books, journals, maps, expedition reports et al in the late 1880s and over the intervening 130 years has acquired one of the most extensive and detailed collection of ethnological and cultural documents in Germany.
Covering anthropology, religious studies and cultural studies, in addition to “pure” ethnography the Dresden collection encompasses some 65,000 items both ancient and modern – and so offers something for all ethnographers, be you private or amateur.
The Dresden Ethnography Museum Library reading room is open on Thursday’s from 12 noon until 6pm and and prior registration is not necessary. Use of the library is free, there is however a Euro 10,00 fee for the initial registration and issuing of a reader card.