Archives Projects

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

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.


Wulf Herzogenrath’s Visitors’ Books

Wulf Herzogenrath's Visitors' Books contain a unique collection of original dedications by artists.In June 2014, the Archives launched a pilot project to digitise the visitors' books (a total of 2565 double pages) and develop an app to present them.


Retroconversion of the Art Collection’s card inventory

For decades, index cards listing individual art works as well as bundles of papers (portfolios, etc.) were the primary finding aid for Art Collection staff and visitors. To facilitate the digital indexing of the holdings, an external service was commissioned to scan the pre-sorted index cards.