Highlights from our digital collection
Head of Collections
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The expansion of our museum and archive into the online realm is an integral component of our museum's digital strategy. Our "digital collection" is built atop four pillars: the adoption of genuine digital artifacts into our archive; the systematic digitization of our analog collections; long-term digital archiving and presentation; and the provision of online access to portions of our collection.
The items in our collection are published through our website, through microsites within the larger Deutsche Kinemathek website, as part of online exhibits such as "Künste im Exil" and on online platforms such as the Europeana, the Deutsche Digitale Bibliothek and the Archivportal-D. Our ultimate goal is to make it easier and more efficient for visitors and other interested parties to share our insights about the cultural heritage entrusted to us and engage us in ongoing dialog.
Our online presentations
Känguruh-Film ArchiveTo the Online Presentation
Browse the production archive of the Berlin documentary film company Känguruh-Film, which features ordinary people and extraordinary animals. The search is only available in German.
Personal Papers and Company Archives – Inventory overviewTo the Online Presentation
You can explore our Personal Papers and Company Archives which have an inventory of over 600 items. Here we present a selection of around 60 of them in detail.
The Making of F. W. Murnau’s ‘Tabu’ – The Outtakes EditionTo the Online Edition
17,500 meters of outtakes and extensive materials related to the making of Murnau’s ‘Story of the South Seas’
Photographs on Movie Theater History in BerlinTo the Online Presentation
From local movie theaters to colossal film palaces – discover 100 years of Berlin’s cinema culture!
Burn Marks – Film Posters from a Salt MineTo the Online Presentation
Seventy posters were stored in a salt mine in Grasleben during World War II. They have been restored, digitized and are once again accessible.
Werner Herzog ArchiveTo the Online Presentation
Discover photo galleries from 44 of Werner Herzog’s films and dive into the world of the director’s imagery.
Marlene Dietrich Collection BerlinTo the Online Presentation
Get the first glimpse online into the Marlene Dietrich Collection Berlin.
Josef Fenneker CollectionTo the Online Presentation
Josef Fenneker was one of the most important film poster artists of the 1910s and 1920s. An almost complete collection of his film posters is available for viewing, together with information about Fenneker's life and work.
Ken Adam ArchiveMore Information
Discover the artistic oeuvre of production designer Ken Adam, known for his work with directors such as Stanley Kubrick, Robert Aldrich and István Szabó as well as many on James Bond films.
DFFB ArchiveMore Information
Nearly fifty years of history at the Deutsche Film- und Fernsehakademie Berlin (DFFB) are now online: our DFFB archive website hosts full-length films, interviews with people who made or experienced events firsthand and a broad range of relevant supporting documents.
Heinrich Breloer production archiveMore Information
An extensive dossier of director Heinrich Breloer's production work is featured in our Personal Papers and Company Archives. It features a range of materials that provide insights into his methodology and approach.
Camera DatabaseMore Information
The Camera database indexes almost 850 historical film characters as found in the largest public museums and collections in Germany.
Lost Films – Film Reconstruction on the InternetMore Information
"Lost Films" is an internet portal aimed at collating information and documents on films that are considered lost. More than 3,500 titles are available for research.
Berlin – Ecke BundesplatzMore Information
The documentary series covers more than a quarter-century of German ways of life. Discover photos and other documents related to making the long-running documentary project in Berlin.
Moments in Time 1989/1990More Information
Discover almost 7,000 private films and photos plus 100 accompanying written memories from the Fall of the Wall and German reunification.
European Film GatewayMore Information
The EFG Portal gives you quick and easy access to hundreds of thousands of film historical documents as preserved in European film archives and cinémathèques.