Archives Project 2018

»Restoration of a painting from a choir house«


What will be done?

In the summer of 2017, the Unity Archives received large-format paintings from the congregation in Neudietendorf. They originally hung in the choir houses in Neudietendorf and are today a rare testimony of Moravian spirituality. In earlier times, each choir house was decorated with devotional images. Unfortunately, very few of these choir house paintings have survived. In Herrnhut, for example, they fell victim to the fire of 1945. We now have the chance to restore one of these paintings. It is a very high-quality painting measuring 2 x 1.5 meters and has the motif of the deposition of Christ after the original by Rembrandt van Rijn, which is held at the Alte Pinakothek in Munich.


Why do we need donations?

The professional restorers, Gerthilde and Markus Sacher from Pesterwitz and Radebeul have agreed to do the restoring work. We now need to come up with funding for the restoration project, which is estimated to be 7,500 euros. We ask for your support in the form of a donation! Please help to preserve this unique specimen of our Moravian pictorial heritage. Of course, you will receive a receipt from us for your donation if you provide us with your postal address.

Project launch: March 3, 2018
Status of the restoration: 

  • the restoration starts in January 2018

Required sum: € 7.500
Total donations: € 6.494,56 (as of December 5, 2018)

March 3, 2018 (unused funds from previous year's projects), subtotal: € 1,886.74
March 5, 2018 (Archives Day), subtotal: € 2,026.18
March 6, 2018 (individual donation), subtotal: € 2,046.18
March 13, 2018 (Friends of the Archives), subtotal: € 4,046.18
March 14, 2018 (individual donation), subtotal: € 4,096.18
March 22, 2018 (individual donation), subtotal: € 4,296.18
April 10, 2018 (lecture in the Unity Archives), subtotal: € 4,370.18
April 12, 2018 (individual donation), subtotal: € 4,420.18
April 13, 2018 (individual donation), subtotal: € 4,470.18
April 23, 2018 (individual donation), subtotal: € 4,475.18
April 30, 2018 (donations), subtotal: € 4,587.63
May 23, 2018 (individual donation), subtotal: € 4,597.63
June 15, 2018 (individual donation), subtotal: € 4,797.63
June 30, 2018 (donations), subtotal: € 4.806,63
July 4, 2018 (individual donation), subtotal: € 5.306,63
July 11, 2018 (individual donation), subtotal: € 5.556,63
July 26, 2018 (individual donation), subtotal: € 6.056,63
August 3, 2018 (individual donation), subtotal: € 6.096,63
August 31, 2018 (individual donation), subtotal: € 6101,63
September, 2018 (individual donation), subtotal:  € 6146,63
September 19, 2018 (lecture in the Unity Archives), subtotal: € 6179,56
November, 2018 (individual donation), subtotal: € 6479,56
December 3, 2018 (individual donations), subtotal: € 6494,56

 

Highest individual donation so far: € 500 (as of December 5, 2018)


Bank account for wire transfer of donations: 

Payee: Ev. Brüder-Unität
Keyword: Spende Archivprojekt 2018
IBAN DE04 3506 0190 1560 1000 15
Bank für Kirche und Diakonie eG
BIC GENODED1DKD

Thank you for your donation!