Historical Archive of the City of Cologne: Please sign the petition against the planning stop

The 2009 Cologne Archives collapse was a disaster for historians.

“[I]n 2009, after an architectural competition, a decision on a new
archive building was made. It was planned to accommodate not only the
archive institution itself but also the Kunst- und Museumsbibliothek,
a renowned art and museum library, and the Rheinische Bildarchiv, a
collection of photographs on the history of art, architecture, culture
and photography in Cologne. The plan was to build the “safest and
state-of-the-art city archive in Europe“ by 2017. After the decision
of the city council, a detailed concept was worked out and approved.
In the light of the city’s financial crisis, in 2013 the local
political discussion moved towards re-thinking the decision and even
to a planning moratorium. Protests of the local supporting groups as
well as national archive organizations followed.”

Please join the friends of the Archives and German archivists by
signing a petition against the planning stop:

(nearly 1000 supporters until now)

Please choose “Sprache auswählen” at the right for an English version.

Thank you for signing and forwarding!

Dr Klaus Graf, RWTH Aachen archivist


Diesen Blogbeitrag zitieren
Klaus Graf (2013, 21. April). Historical Archive of the City of Cologne: Please sign the petition against the planning stop. Archivalia. Abgerufen am 28. Mai 2024, von https://doi.org/10.58079/bk6n

Autor: Klaus Graf

Historiker und Archivar, Blogger

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