Drones over the County: Aerial Documentation by the County
Archive of Esslingen
Besides safeguarding all documents from the district administration office and the municipalities, the Esslingen County Archive is also responsible for the documentation of the general development of the district. The picture collection forms an important part of this documentation; it can be used to illustrate the growing congestion of the urban area, for example. Aerial photographs made regularly of the county territory and of individual objects form a key aspect of this endeavour. Depending upon requirements, different flight techniques are used; a propeller-driven drone is a comparatively new method. Particularly for photographing buildings and smaller areas, or for flying within settlements or zones with flight restrictions, drones offer advantages over all other methods.
Die Fotosammlung - GIS vs. Luftbild - Aufnahmetechniken - Die Helikopterdrohne - Digitale Archivierung und Erschließung
Cimelia Photographica: Dealing with Historic
Photographs in Archives
Over the past years, interest in photographs held in archives has increased significantly; these photographs were originally taken for documentation purposes and without artistic aspiration, but they have by now surpassed this function and become autonomous objects of research. At present, this interest is apparent not only in new fields of research at universities and research institutes, but also in the work of the photo archives themselves. Apart from dealing with care, preservation and inventory, it is becoming increasingly important to study own holdings from new points of view. The combination of questions of the histories of photography and of science creates fundamentally new challenges for the work of photograph archives, which must make a compromise between the needs of archival management and research. These issues are discussed on the basis of actual examples from everyday work at the Photothek of the Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florence (KHI) in the context of the project Cimelia Photographica.
Historische Fotografien - Forschung I: Verlagsgeschichte - Forschung II: Wissenschaftsgeschichte - Materialität und (digitale) Reproduktion - Anmerkungen
What Remains of the Land: The Picture Archive of
the Volkskundliche Landesaufnahme in the Volkskunde Museum of the
Schleswig-Holsteinische Landesmuseen Schloss Gottorf
From 1958 onwards, the Volkskundliche Landesaufnahme (Folkloric Survey) Schleswig-Holstein was the first nationwide scientific documentation project on cultural anthropology, which, during the ensuing period, served as a model on a regional and an international level. The photographs resulting out of this large-scale project, led by Professor Dr. Arnold Lühning (1923-2002), are until now hardly even known to experts: between 1958 and 1988, over 45,000 photographs were taken that record the profound changes of rural life in the decades following World War II. In 2011, the Volkskunde Museum of the Schleswig-Holsteinische Landesmuseen Schloss Gottorf Foundation reconstructed Lühnings photographic view of the state of Schleswig-Holstein in the special exhibition What Remains of the Land. The corresponding catalogue is the first printed overview of this photographic survey, and it contains a small, but representative selection of images. The museum is currently planning the digitization and scientific investigation of this valuable photograph archive.
Volkskunde im Schleswig-Holsteinischen Landesmuseum - Das Bildarchiv der Volkskundlichen Landesaufnahme - Anmerkungen
The Schlesiger Picture Archive in the Karlsruhe City Archives:
A Photographic Estate from 1949 to 1990
The estate of the photographer duo Horst and Lilo Schlesiger reflects?-from different points of view and by means of different points of access-the public, political and social life of the city of Karlsruhe: daily life, leisure time and the working environment, and in part also the fates of inhabitants from 1949 to 1990. Atmospheric nature and landscape photographs supplement the collection. This article presents the photographers and their photographs, the modes of use of the archive and related experiences, the condition of the holdings and preservation measures, inventory, and online access.
Das Fotografen-Ehepaar Horst und Lilo Schlesiger - Zustand und Erschließung des Bildarchivs - Nutzungsmöglichkeiten
Picture Archive and Monument Preservation: The Picture
Collection of the State Agency for Monument Preservation in
The picture collection of the State Agency for Monument Preservation in Saxony retains all photographs taken and/or collected in the context of its legal functions: these include images of work in progress in the agency, graphic documentation and inventory photographs. Split up archives and estates also partly come together here in order to be utilized in the context of new functions, publications or exhibitions. The holdings serve mainly as working material for the everyday tasks within the agency and are also available to external users with private or public interest. Many of the photographs are of inestimable value since they are irrecoverable documents of times gone by. In order to protect and preserve these photographs, the holdings have been undergoing conservation and long-term archiving efforts since 2003. Within this context, the traditional practice of making topographically sorted pictorial index cards has been maintained, and the historical glass plate negatives are being conserved, scanned and incorporated into the internal database.
Bestandsgeschichte - Bestandserhaltung und Konservierung - Erschließung - Anmerkungen
Photography of Industrial Architecture: Basel, for Example
For the past two academic terms, the art history course of the University of Basel has been preparing an exhibition in co-operation with the Novartis company archive. This collaboration is particularly productive since the company archive boasts of immense holdings of photographs, the oldest of which date back to the second half of the 19th century. This is a result of the Basler Chemische Industrie having continuously photographically documented their buildings since this time. This process continues into the present: students of the Visual Communication Institute (VISCOM) of the Fachhochschule der Nordwestschweiz have been photographically tracking the emergence and development of the Novartis campus since almost ten years. Co-operation was therefore the obvious choice, whereby the art-historical side concentrated on the historical photographs and the VISCOM on contemporary photography.
Die Entwicklung der Basler Chemischen Industrie - Vorgehensweise - Ansätze einer Ästhetik der Fotografie von Industriearchitektur (Zeichentheorie - Bildtheoretische Ansätze - Medientheoretische Ansätze) - Vielfalt der Mittel - Historisch-stilistische Entwicklung - Ausblick - Anmerkungen