Pétition pour demander le retrait de la décision portant arrêt du programme de construction du nouveau bâtiment des Archives et de la bibliothèque des arts des musées de la ville de Cologne

C’est un scandale : les personnalités politiques siégeant au conseil municipal de Cologne commencent à montrer du mépris pour l’importance et les conséquences de l’écroulement des Archives survenu le 3 mars 2009. Tout récemment, la reconstruction des Archives historiques de la ville de Cologne dans la forme prévue a été remise en cause, ainsi que … „Pétition pour demander le retrait de la décision portant arrêt du programme de construction du nouveau bâtiment des Archives et de la bibliothèque des arts des musées de la ville de Cologne“ weiterlesen

ICA: Gel du projet de construction du nouveau bâtiment d’archives de la ville de Cologne

Communiqués officiels „L’Association allemande des archivistes lance un appel pour la signature de sa pétition en ligne. Mèl envoyé par le Directeur général de l’Association allemande des archivistes „Chers membres de notre association professionnelle, Au cours des derniers jours, le Conseil de l’Association allemande des archivistes (VdA) a été consterné et indigné par le moratoire … „ICA: Gel du projet de construction du nouveau bâtiment d’archives de la ville de Cologne“ weiterlesen

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 … „Historical Archive of the City of Cologne: Please sign the petition against the planning stop“ weiterlesen

Gloucestershire archivist Karen Cooke helps in Cologne

„Instead of a week in the sun, Gloucestershire archivist Karen Cooke is taking time off for an international mission to save more than 1,000 years of history. The Cologne City Archive building in Germany collapsed in March and buried more than 1,000 year’s of historic documents in the rubble. Karen, who works for Gloucestershire Archives, … „Gloucestershire archivist Karen Cooke helps in Cologne“ weiterlesen

Holidays in Cologne

Some archivists chose for their holiday destination this year the city of Cologne. This was not to visit the Kölner Dom, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, but to lend a strong hand to help our colleagues at the Municipal archives affected by disaster. The Association of National Committees of the Blue Shield (ANCBS) is now … „Holidays in Cologne“ weiterlesen

Cologne Archive Update

http://larchivista.blogspot.com/2009/05/cologne-archive-update.html L’Archivista mentions the following articles in the English language: http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/world/la-fg-germany-archives17-2009may17,0,5628154.story (the photo shows Professor Polley from the Marburg Archive School) http://english.people.com.cn/90001/90777/90853/6659324.html L’Archivista: A brief piece centering upon a group of Czech archivists who volunteered at the site appears, interestingly, in the online edition of today’s People’s Daily (the official paper of China’s Communist Party). … „Cologne Archive Update“ weiterlesen

English News on the Cologne Archive Collapse

published on Salon Jewish Studies Blog ( http://board-js.blogspot.com/2009/04/summary-cologne-archives-collapse-xv.html) Help through the cultural heritage protection organization „Blue Shield“ A bus full of archivists and conservators left Den Haag on April 26, 2009 morning to support the recovery and rescue of material at the collapsed Cologne Historical Archive (CHA). 75 experts from France, the Netherlands, Switzerland and … „English News on the Cologne Archive Collapse“ weiterlesen

English News on the Cologne Archive Collapse

published on Salon Jewish Studies Blog ( http://board-js.blogspot.com/2009/04/summary-cologne-archives-collapse-xiv.html) Invitation for all donors of private collections (KStA via Archivalia) The City of Cologne will invite all donors of private collections and depositaries to the Piazetta in the City Hall on May 11th. The head of the department, Gisela Fleckenstein explains the late date with the task … „English News on the Cologne Archive Collapse“ weiterlesen

Cologne: International Blue Shield Mission

nternational Blue Shield mission: 27 APRIL TO 1 MAY Wednesday, 15 April 2009 09:09 [ http://tinyurl.com/cbwq8s ] EVERY ARCHIVIST, RESTORER OR HERITAGE PROFESSIONAL WHO IS WILLING TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS MISSION IS KINDLY BUT URGENTLY REQUESTED TO RESPOND AS QUICKLY AS POSSIBLE BY SENDING A REPLY EMAIL TO CONTACT@ANCBS.ORGThis e-mail address is being protected from … „Cologne: International Blue Shield Mission“ weiterlesen

Cologne: Appel du Bouclier Bleu

Appel aux partenaires en France Le Comité français du Bouclier Bleu recherche actuellement des partenaires désirant participer à l’envoi de bénévoles à Cologne (Allemagne) pour aider nos collègues archivistes. Leur bâtiment s’est effondré début mars et des volontaires fouillent encore les décombres pour sauver les collections qui peuvent encore l’être. La ville de Cologne a … „Cologne: Appel du Bouclier Bleu“ weiterlesen

Cologne Archive: After the desaster

„[O]n 27 March the Guardian Weekly published Bettina Schmidt-Czaia’s first-person account of the collapse of the Historical Archive of the City of Cologne. Schmidt-Czaia is the director of the Historical Archive“ http://www.guardianweekly.co.uk/?page=editorial&id=1004&catID=9 Via http://larchivista.blogspot.com/2009/04/bettina-schmidt-czaia-cologne-archives.html

English News on the Cologne Archive Collapse

published on Salon Jewish Studies Blog ( http://board-js.blogspot.com/2009/03/summary-cologne-archives-collapse-xii.html) Operation Head Quarter and Center for Rescue at the scene (Erstversorgungszentrum) report success (Press service city of Cologne March 31, 2009 via Archivalia) Four weeks after intensive recovery and rescue work at the collapsed Cologne Historical Archive (CHA), a measurable success shows. There will be more documents … „English News on the Cologne Archive Collapse“ weiterlesen

English News on the Cologne Archive Collapse

published on Salon Jewish Studies Blog ( http://board-js.blogspot.com/2009/03/summary-cologne-archives-collapse-xii.html) 1,045 meters of recovered inventory from the Cologne Historical Archive’s collection (CHA) (Koelner Stadtanzeiger March 20, 2009 via Archivalia) 1045 meters of the (former) 27 shelf-kilometers Cologne Historical Archive inventory have been recovered. It seems little but means in figures that 1000 recovery tubs (each 1 m … „English News on the Cologne Archive Collapse“ weiterlesen

English News on the Cologne Archive Collapse

published on Salon Jewish Studies Blog ( http://board-js.blogspot.com/2009/03/summary-cologne-archives-collapse-x.html) „The black hole of history“, Die Sueddeutsche focuses in the article Das Schwarze Loch der Geschichte (March 14, 2009) on different personal perspectives relating to the Cologne archive collapse (via Archivalia): Ten days ago on a sunny day, Cologne sunk in darkest night: 65000 deeds, 26 shelf-kilometers … „English News on the Cologne Archive Collapse“ weiterlesen

English News on the Cologne Archive Collapse

published on Salon Jewish Studies Blog ( http://board-js.blogspot.com/2009/03/summary-cologne-archives-collapse-x.html) „Ten times worse than in Weimar“, Michael Knoche, director of Anna Amalia Library in Weimar, caught the speaker’s eye. (sueddeutsche.de March 19, 2009 via Archivalia) …the state of the material is totally mixed. Some documents were covered and protected by the rubble others were destroyed by it. … „English News on the Cologne Archive Collapse“ weiterlesen

English News on the Cologne Archive Collapse

published on Salon JS Blog ( http://board-js.blogspot.com/2009/03/summary-cologne-archives-collapse-ix.html ) Good News: Cooperation between Cologne Digital Archive (CDA) and City of Cologne (CDA, March 18th 2009 via Archivalia) „Over the last days, we [CDA] received many enquiries concerning legal issues and the Digital Historical Archive. Even in the press and relevant news groups and mailing lists, this … „English News on the Cologne Archive Collapse“ weiterlesen

English News on the Cologne Archive Collapse

Summary VI at Salon Jewish Studies Blog ( http://board-js.blogspot.com/2009/03/summary-cologne-archives-collapse-viii.html ) Cologne Historical Archive’s head getting criticism concering copyright statement (Koeln.de March 16th 2009 via Archivalia) Director of the Cologne Historical Archive is now getting criticism concerning the copyright statement. Since March 7th, the initiative “Digital Historical Archive Cologne” offers the opportunity to upload copies of … „English News on the Cologne Archive Collapse“ weiterlesen

English News on the Cologne Archive Collapse

Summary VI at Salon Jewish Studies (http://board-js.blogspot.com/2009/03/summary-cologne-archives-collapse-vi_13.html) UPDATE Duration of the rescue process, the new building for the Cologne Historical Archive and COPYRIGHTS (KSTa March 15th 2009 via Archivalia) Georg Quander (Kulturdezernent [Department for Culture]) makes an appraisal of the situation that the construction of a new Cologne Historical Archive will take at least five … „English News on the Cologne Archive Collapse“ weiterlesen

English News on the Cologne Archive Collapse

Summary VI at Salon Jewish Studies (http://board-js.blogspot.com/2009/03/summary-cologne-archives-collapse-vi_13.html) (UPDATE: Unfortunately, the picture above marks the wrong church of which the steel tipped to one side in 2004. Please follow this link [google maps] to see the correct location of St. Johann Baptist church in Severinstr. 1) Notes on the rescue process from the new blog Archiv-in-Truemmern.de … „English News on the Cologne Archive Collapse“ weiterlesen

English News on the Cologne Archive Collapse (Updated)

Summary V at Salon Jewish Studies – Blog (http://board-js.blogspot.com/2009/03/summary-cologne-archives-collapse-v.html) UPDATE 1 Notes on the rescue process from a circular by the Society of German Archivists (VDA) (via Archivalia) The rescue work continues and the tentative roof to shelter the material at the scene is being improved. Documents are permanently discovered, some of them are deeply … „English News on the Cologne Archive Collapse (Updated)“ weiterlesen

Help for the Cologne Historical Archive!

8 March, 2009 Dear Colleagues, The interest in the fate of the Historical Archive in Cologne continues to grow unabated among experts. Much help has been offered – hence this report and further information on coordinating aid. Today (March 8) an archive crisis-team has been assembled – consisting of representatives of the city, the historical … „Help for the Cologne Historical Archive!“ weiterlesen

English News on the Cologne Archive Collapse

„THE ARCHIVE WAS OUR LIFE“ – notes from an interview with Bettina Schmidt-Czaia (Head of the Cologne Historical Archive) http://board-js.blogspot.com/2009/03/archive-was-our-life-interview-with.html From the Summary IV at http://board-js.blogspot.com/2009/03/summary-cologne-archives-collapse-vi.html UPDATE 3: After the meeting of the Kulturausschuss der Landschaftsversammlung Rheinland in Cologne, the Landschaftsverband Rheinland (LVR) ensured and substantiated its help and support for the rescue of the … „English News on the Cologne Archive Collapse“ weiterlesen

New Summary: Cologne Archive’s collapse

http://board-js.blogspot.com/2009/03/summary-cologne-archives-collapse-iii.html (Thanks, Frank!) [ATTENTION UPDATE: http://board-js.blogspot.com/2009/03/summary-cologne-archives-collapse-iii.html ] In general Prof. Georg Quander (Head of the Squad for Culture and Art of the City of Cologne) qualifies the situation at the scene as unclear and catastrophic. Michael Knocke, director of the Herzogin Anna Amalia Library, Weimar confirms that the collapse of the Cologne Historical Archive’s building … „New Summary: Cologne Archive’s collapse“ weiterlesen

Cologne Archives: Summary

http://board-js.blogspot.com/2009/03/summary-of-latest-developments.html (Thanks, Frank) “Acting quickly, Germany’s Prometheus image archive launched a special OA collection, Das digitale Historische Archiv Köln, to host and protect digital copies of documents from the Köln (Cologne) city archives, which collapsed on March 3. The new archive is calling for help in collecting documents on the history of Cologne. (Thanks to … „Cologne Archives: Summary“ weiterlesen

Update: COLOGNE HISTORICAL ARCHIVE – POSSIBILITIES TO HELP

http://board-js.blogspot.com/2009/03/update-cologne-historical-archive.html (Thanks for translating, Frank!) There is some additional information on conditions and outlines of supporting Cologne Historical Archive at the scene for ARCHIVISTS (senior service) and CONSERVATORS (especially for paper and photography) based on Archivalia 09.03.2009 11:08: ARCHIVISTS please contact: rwwa@koeln.ihk.de CONSERVATORS please contact: bert.jacek@fh-koeln.de (Leave your name, agency, possible dates and working hours … „Update: COLOGNE HISTORICAL ARCHIVE – POSSIBILITIES TO HELP“ weiterlesen