The MAK’s digital collection database has been made available to the public for both private and scientific research purposes. It is possible to access core data and visual information about 230 000 objects from all areas of the MAK Collection: Asia, Design, Contemporary Art, Glass and Ceramics, Furniture and Woodwork, Metal and Wiener Werkstätte Archive, Textiles and Carpets, as well as the MAK Library and Works on Paper Collection. A further 70 000 entries provide additional information on the artists involved and the executing companies.
At the end of 2012, the MAK was commissioned by the Federal Chancellery with the construction of a central Bilddatenbank/Collection and Museum Management System (C/MMS) of the MAK Collection. The overriding aim was to digitally record and standardize the core data as well as to construct a central image database with the aid of the specially purchased Collection and Museum Management System by Adlib.