Haiti : La renaissance des Archives nationales toujours attendue

“ Le directeur général des Archives Nationales d’Haïti, Jean Wilfrid Bertrand, garde encore, en perspective, la construction de la cité des archives annoncée, le 22 août 2009, lors du lancement officiel de la commémoration des cent-cinquante ans de cette institution. Il l’a confié aux journalistes, lors d’une conférence tenue, le 19 août, au ministère de … „Haiti : La renaissance des Archives nationales toujours attendue“ weiterlesen

ICA: Visit of Mr. Jean-Wilfrid Bertrand, director of the National Archives of Haiti

„On the occasion of a workshop organized by the French Ministry of Culture, Jean-Wilfrid Bertrand visited today at the ICA Secretariat. A meeting was held in the presence of Gerard Ermisse and Pascal Even (Service interministériel des Archives de France), David Leitch, Christine Martinez and Christophe Jacobs (ICA Secretariat). Jean-Wilfrid Bertrand told us about the … „ICA: Visit of Mr. Jean-Wilfrid Bertrand, director of the National Archives of Haiti“ weiterlesen

Haiti: Digital archivists work to save rare books, historical documents

„The rumors traveled urgently from Haiti: Beyond all the death and wreckage, one of the nation’s greatest exports — its cultural scholarship — was buried that awful afternoon in January. The three largest heritage libraries and the National Archives — keepers of much of Haiti’s complicated, heroic, rich story — were reportedly lost to the … „Haiti: Digital archivists work to save rare books, historical documents“ weiterlesen

Haitian Culture Minister visits UNESCO to mobilize support for cultural heritage

„Marie-Laurence Jocelyn Lassègue, Haiti’s Minister of Culture and Communication, will chair a Preparatory Meeting for the Establishment of an International Coordination Committee (ICC) for Haitian culture at UNESCO Headquarters on Tuesday, 16 February. Irina Bokova, the Director-General of UNESCO, will open the meeting, which will be co-chaired by Françoise Rivière, the Organization’s Assistant Director-General for … „Haitian Culture Minister visits UNESCO to mobilize support for cultural heritage“ weiterlesen

Haiti Earthquake and the Museums

ICOMSecretariat and ICOM Disaster Relief For Museums Task Force (DRFM) have immediately reacted to the Haiti earthquake and were extremely busy in seeking direct or indirect information about museums in Haiti. As every other NGO, ICOM faced enormous difficulties in getting reliable information directly from Haiti. Particular helpful were the nearby ICOM National Committee of … „Haiti Earthquake and the Museums“ weiterlesen

ICA statement: Haiti needs

The International Council on Archives wants to publicize throughout the international community the efforts of our Haitian colleagues, who have formed a crisis cell „Heritage in danger“, on the fringes of the official commission for the evaluation of buildings and reconstruction. An initial statement of requirements has been issued and you will find a copy … „ICA statement: Haiti needs“ weiterlesen

CARBICA Statement on records and archives in Haiti

„Members of the Caribbean Archives Association (CARBICA) wish to express their heart-felt sympathy and solidarity with their colleagues and their families, and the Haitian people. CARBICA, of which the National Archives of Haiti is a member, stands ready to help its fellow archivists to conduct damage assessments to establish the state of records and archives … „CARBICA Statement on records and archives in Haiti“ weiterlesen

Haiti – ein erster Überblick (28. Januar 2010)

INFORMATIONBESCHAFFUNG Das ICOM Sekretariat in Paris und der ICOM Krisenstab (Disaster Relief Task Force / DRTF) haben rasch auf das Erbeben in Haiti reagiert und in den letzten Wochen intensiv zum Schicksal der Museumskollegen,Museen und Sammlungen recherchiert. Im Zuge dieser Ermittlungen wurden selbstverständlich auch Informationen zu anderen Kultureinrichtungen zusammengetragen. Wie alle anderen NGO’s standen wir … „Haiti – ein erster Überblick (28. Januar 2010)“ weiterlesen

Buscan entre los escombros los archivos históricos de la Catedral en Haití

„Una excavadora amarilla retrocede y toma fuerza para poder trepar por la pila de escombros en que quedó convertido el Vicariato General de Puerto Príncipe después del terremoto del 12 de enero. En ese lugar, frente a la devastada Catedral de Puerto Príncipe, la máquina intenta recuperar los documentos históricos de la Iglesia católica haitiana, … „Buscan entre los escombros los archivos históricos de la Catedral en Haití“ weiterlesen

UNESCO urges ban on trading Haitian artifacts

„UNESCO is launching a campaign to protect Haiti’s moveable heritage, notably art collections in the country’s damaged museums, galleries and churches, from pillaging. The Director-General of the Organization, Irina Bokova, on Wednesday wrote to the Secretary-General of the United Nations, Ban Ki-moon, asking for his support in preventing the dispersion of Haiti’s cultural heritage. “I … „UNESCO urges ban on trading Haitian artifacts“ weiterlesen

Statements on Haiti archives from the SAA

„The President of the Society of American Archivists, Peter Gottlieb, sent a message to the Archives & Archivists listerv today, stating: SAA Council will discuss the conditions of archives in Haiti at its meeting next week in Washington DC. Although the emergency in Haiti does not appear on the meeting agenda that has been posted … „Statements on Haiti archives from the SAA“ weiterlesen

UNESCO: Experts to assess damage in Haiti museums

„The UN cultural agency UNESCO is sending a team of experts to quake-hit Haiti on Wednesday to assess damage in the Caribbean nation’s museums and monuments, its director general said. The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) also wants to help the University of Haiti in Port-au-Prince return to normal. „I am sending … „UNESCO: Experts to assess damage in Haiti museums“ weiterlesen

ANCBS wants to help the people of Haiti

The earthquake in Haiti of 12th January has caused an enormous devastation. The amount of people that lost their lives is beyond imagination. At the moment basic humanitarian aid and the rebuilding of a functioning infrastructure is crucial. However, as soon as the situation in Haiti has become more stable, Blue Shield wants to help … „ANCBS wants to help the people of Haiti“ weiterlesen

Haiti: 2nd statement of ICA: Reconstruction rather than Destruction

The International Council on Archives is following very closely the progress of relief operations underway in Port-au-Prince (Haiti). As the rubble is gradually cleared away, the information we receive can only encourage us to alert the international community on the need to take measures to ensure the sustainable reconstruction of Haiti. The safeguarding of the … „Haiti: 2nd statement of ICA: Reconstruction rather than Destruction“ weiterlesen

Haiti Update

Subject: News about the Haitian patrimonial libraries/National Archive Please share this message with groups that may be interested. Dear colleagues and friends, There has been significant confusion as to the state of the four main patrimonial libraries in Port-au-Prince after the earthquake on January 12, 2010. Based on information that I have received from the … „Haiti Update“ weiterlesen

Damage Assessment Map for Major Buildings ( Archives nationales f. e.) in Port-au-Prince, Haiti

„A preselected list of major buildings and urban facilities were assessed for damages using GeoEye-1 satellite imagery recorded on 13 January 2010. Building sites have been identified by local name and classified by type when possible, with a focus on hospitals, government and UN offices, schools, churches and industrial complexes. Damage classes have been assigned … „Damage Assessment Map for Major Buildings ( Archives nationales f. e.) in Port-au-Prince, Haiti“ weiterlesen

Aus der Geschichte des Archives Nationales Haiti

“ …. Präsidenten plünderten ihre Paläste und Archive. Beim Besuch eines Dokumentenhändlers in Paris fiel eine Zahl Briefe berühmter Haitianer auf. „Die stammen alle aus dem Staatsarchiv von Port-au-Prince“, sagte der Händler, „sie wurden uns von Leuten aus der Umgebung von Baby Doc verkauft.“ Papa Doc und Baby Doc Duvalier terrorisierten Haiti von 1957 bis … „Aus der Geschichte des Archives Nationales Haiti“ weiterlesen

ICBS Statement on the Earthquake in Haiti

„Here is a satellite photo from the National Archives. They don’t seem to have completely collapsed. To confirm.“ (Quelle: Jacobs, Blue shield, via facebook) „The Blue Shield expresses its sorrow and solidarity with the population of Haiti for the loss of lives and the destructions caused by the earthquake which occurred on 12th January. Culture … „ICBS Statement on the Earthquake in Haiti“ weiterlesen

ICA Statement about the situation in Haïti

„It is with great emotion that the International Council on Archives has learned about the earthquake which hit Haiti on Tuesday, 12th January 2010. Through the Council, the whole archival community expresses its deepest sympathy to the victims of this disaster and their relatives. We are following the course of events very closely and, together … „ICA Statement about the situation in Haïti“ weiterlesen

Oberschwäbische Zeugenverhöre um 1590

„Vor einiger Zeit hatte ich nach Einzelheiten über die um 1590 abgehaltenen Verhöre gefragt, die wegen Jagdstreitigketen am Bussen vorgenommen wurden. Ein hilfreicher Hinweis ist nicht eingegangen. Eine Durchsicht der 16 in Frage kommenden Aktenpakete im Hauptstaatsarchiv Stuttgart ergab nun: C 3 Nr. 2094 Paket 6: Zeugenverhör (mit ganz neuer Paginierung). Klageschrift sowie 308 Fragen, … „Oberschwäbische Zeugenverhöre um 1590“ weiterlesen

Wie Archivalia einmal Teil des Darkwebs werden sollte

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