The digital availability of our collection is an important concern to us. We are working on showing our collection information online. On this page we report about our next steps.

Museum digital – Our collections online

We are gradually publishing our collections in the “Museum digital” portal, where they can be interconnected with collections from other museums and reused in the standardized LIDO format.

To the Museum Digital website

The Übersee-Museum as partner of the „3-road strategy“

As a pilot partner of the „3-road strategy on the documentation and digital publication of collections from colonial contexts held in Germany,“ the Übersee-Museum Bremen has been involved in the publication of objects in the German Digital Library and the portal „Collections from Colonial Contexts“ since November 2021.

To “Collections from Colonial Contexts” website


The finding aids of our file archive are accessible online via the Potsdam project „Archivführer deutsche Kolonialgeschichte“ (Archive guide German colonial history).

To „Archivführer deutsche Kolonialgeschichte“ (Archive guide German colonial history)
Kompaktusanlage in der Bibliothek, Regal mit Büchern und Kurbel

Inventory lists

Inventory books on the ethnographic collections from Africa and from Oceania published online.

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Buchseite mit Hand mit weißem Handschuh auf Scanner

Diary and notes of Otto Tetens

Otto Tetens’ Samoa notes from the Übersee Museum archives dating back to 1902 can now be read online.

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Provenance research and Repatriations

Since 2015, the Übersee-Museum has conducted long-term projects researching the provenance of collection items, supported by the German Center for the Loss of Cultural Property.

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Benin-Bronzen, Skulpturen in Vitrine

Benin bronzes in the collections of the Übersee-Museum

Information on Benin bronzes in the collection of the Übersee-Museum

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Insekten mit Etiketten in einem Insektenkasten

Digitize and share natural history collection information

Digitizing and sharing the Übersee-Museum’s natural history collections

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Besucherin mit Mediaguide im Schaumagazin vor Vitrine mit Vögeln

The NEO Collections project

The collaborative project NEOCollections is looking for new ways to work with museum collections – online and on site.

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