Archives Project 2016

»Repackaging of negatives from the Missions Photo Collection (Missionsbildstelle) in acid-free covers and photoboxes«

 

What must be done?
About 13,500 negatives, comprised of 8,000 glass plate negatives and 5,500 celluloid negatives, from the Missions Photo Collection (Missionsbildstelle) are currently boxed in acidic paper and housed in three wooden cupboards in the former rooms of the archives library. We need urgently to repackage them into PAT (Photographic Activity Test) tested acid-free paper an photoboxes and to put them into our air-conditioned storeroom building. The current storage is insufficient because acid and wood damage the negatives. Due to the tight housing, the glass plates break because pressure the emulsion is damaged by scratches or as the plates are removed.

What do we need?
The repackaging will be undertaken by the former archivist, Gudrun Meyer, and colleague, Ursula Hommel. What we still need is the money for the new packaging material such as covers and photoboxes in different sizes. This will require about 7,000 €.
Therefore we would like to ask you for a donation for our Project!
Of course you will recive a donation receipt upon request. Please let us know your post address. As thank-you to the person who gives us the highest donation, we will give a photo reproduction out of this collection.

Project introduction: March 5, 2016
Project start: June 1, 2016
Current number of repackaged Negatives: 12.488 Negatives (as of July 6, 2017)
Current donation sum: 7990€ (as of December 28, 2016)
End of Project: July 6, 2017
 
March 5, 2016 (individual donation + Friends Day), sum: 320 €
March 7, 2016 (individual donation + Association of the Friends of the Archives 2500 €), sum: 2840 €
March 15, 2016 (individual donation + lecture in the Moravian Archives), sum: 2967,50 €
April 5, 2016 (2 individual donations), sum: 3042,50 €
April 11, 2016 (individual donation), sum: 3542,50 €
May 11, 2016 (3 individual donations), sum: 3682,50 €
June 1, 2016 (3 individual donations), sum: 4634,80 €
June 15, 2016 (2 individual donations), sum: 5084,80€
Juni 28, 2016 (individual donation), sum: 5184,80€
July 13, 2016 (2 individual donations + lecture in the Moravian Archives), sum: 5417,30€
July 15, 2016 (individual donation), sum: 6417,30€
August 8, 2016 (2 individual donations), sum: 6707,30€
September 9, 2016 (2 individual donations), sum: 6827,30€
September 23, 2016 (2 individual donations), sum: 6892,30€
September 29, 2016 (individual donation), sum: 7192,30€
October 13, 2016 (individual donation), sum: 7242,30€
December 8, 2016 (individual donation + lecture in the Moravian Archives), sum: 7346€
December 9, 2016 (lectures in the Moravian Archives September and November), sum: 7455€
December 10, 2016 (individual donation), sum: 7485€
December 21, 2016 (individual donation), sum: 7985€
December 28, 2016 (individual donation), sum: 7990€

Highest donation: 1000,- €

Donation account

Payee: Ev. Brüder-Unität 
Payment reference: Spende Archivprojekt 2016
IBAN DE04 3506 0190 1560 1000 15
Bank für Kirche und Diakonie eG
BIC GENODED1DKD

Many thanks for your donation!