Monday, November 18, 2019, ca 12–8 pm
Day trip to Marburg, Deutsches Dokumentationszentrum für Kunstgeschichte – Bildarchiv Foto Marburg (DDK) with private tour.
Image archiving, Negative archiving, photo editorial, image database
Meeting 12 pm at Frankfurt Central Station, platform 15. After arriving in Marburg, the group will be guided through the image archive at Photo Marburg from 2 pm on. The tour takes about 90 minutes. The train ticket and the guided tour are included in the price. The group will afterwards have lunch together at a restaurant in Marburg. The costs for the restaurant are not included in the excursion fee. The expected arrival at Frankfurt central station will be 7.30/8 pm.
Frankfurt Central Station, 12 pm, platform 15
Private tour through the Deutsche Dokumentationszentrum für Kunstgeschichte – Bildarchiv Foto Marburg (DDK)
Since 1913 the Deutsche Dokumentationszentrum für Kunstgeschichte – Bildarchiv Foto Marburg (DDK) has developed from being the department of photographs of the art historical seminars of the university to one of the world's most important photography collections regarding the history of European art.
For years the photographic prints of this collection received little attention, as the Bildarchiv Foto Marburg understood itself as a negative archive. Within the past years in the revival of the the interest in original prints and their materiality more research has turned to considering the production and archiving of photographic prints at Foto Marburg. Through the 2016 acquisition of the library of the collector and photo historian Rolf H. Krauss the importance of prints in the archive has grown. An important section of this collection includes books with pasted original photographs, but it also contains a number of interesting printed photo books. The visit to Marburg gives an exciting insight behind the scenes of the Bildarchiv Foto Marburg.