This museum in the shade of the Cathedral exhibits a priceless collection of some 200,000 works covering five centuries in the most technical and varied of domains: fine arts, decorative arts, architecture, history and folk art. The collection stored in Strasbourg's gallery of Prints and Drawings dates from 1890. The Gallery's dual orientation from its beginnings- Fine Arts on one hand, Decorative Arts on the other-lends this collection its very particular character.
Significant series relating to history, local history, 19th century popular imagery and particularly Alsace offer rich possibilities to researchers interested in the documentation value of certain pieces.
These graphic productions share space with the smallest but rarest element of the collections, goldsmith's art (over 300), ornament and architecture drawings to create the museum's specific nature, without omitting the private collection of coins and medals.