Archives Projects

Together with cooperation partners, the Archives work on indexing, researching, conserving, digitising and publishing the holdings in their collections.

Heinrich Mann DIGITAL – A transnational reconstruction

For the first time, an international portal enables the virtual consolidation of the scattered collections making up Heinrich Mann’s bequest.


Digitising Carl Einstein’s literary and art historical papers

In cooperation with the Haus der Kulturen der Welt, art historian Carl Einstein's handwritten papers, a total of over 8000 pages, were digitised and are now freely accessible via the Archives Database.


Digitising the Literature Archive’s analogue inventories and finding aids

The Archives of the Akademie der Künste has digitised inventories and finding aids dating from between 1950 and 1996 for the personal papers of 33 authors. Now, online users can browse and search for information in a total of 57 inventories (inventories for some holdings comprise several volumes) with over 21,000 individual items.


Henschelverlag Kunst und Gesellschaft

Indexing an East German publishing house archive

In August 2015, the Archives of the Akademie der Künste took over the archives of Henschelverlag Kunst und Gesellschaft, a former East Berlin publishing house.The surviving files, provide an almost complete record of the process of preparing each individual title published by the Henschel press from 1947 to 1990. After editorial revisions, it proved possible to transfer the information indexed into the Archives Database.


Heinrich Mann: Essays and Journalism

Complete Critical Edition

Publication of the complete critical edition of Heinrich Mann's essays, articles and journalism began in 2009 in the Bielefeld-based Aisthesis Verlag. It has close links with the Akademie der Künste and a history going back nearly 70 years.