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Die Erfindung der Post: Von speziellen Lieferungen, Erbgeneraloberstpostmeistern und was Thurn und Taxis damit zu tun hatte
16.03.2017

The invention of the postal service: about special deliveries, Hereditary First Postmaster Generals and what Thurn und Taxis had to do with it

When the American parcel service begins operating in 1913, customers and staff alike are not quite sure how the service should be specifically used. It is not known in its entirety what...

Neue Virtuelle Ausstellung: „Grimm von A bis Z – Was uns die Brüder Grimm nicht erzählten“
30.01.2017

New Virtual Exhibition: “Grimm from A to Z – What the Brothers Grimm didn’t tell us”

“Perhaps it was time to set down these tales in writing, for those who should be their custodians are steadily diminishing…” – this is how the “Children’s and Household Tales” of the...

#12von12: Die Fachstelle Archiv der Deutschen Digitalen Bibliothek und das Archivportal-D – Ein Porträt in zwölf Bildern
12.12.2016

#12of12: The Archives Department of the Deutsche Digitale Bibliothek and the Archivportal-D – A Portrait in Twelve Pictures

On a very rainy Monday afternoon in Berlin, I take the train to Stuttgart to visit my colleagues from the Archives Department and the Archivportal-D, the sector-specific access to the...

Wir sind die DDB: Die Berlinische Galerie Landesmuseum für Moderne Kunst, Fotografie und Architektur
01.06.2016

We are the DDB: The Berlin Gallery State Museum of Modern Art, Photography and Architecture

The Berlinische Galerie is one of the newest museums of the capital city and collects artwork that was created in Berlin between 1870 and today – with a local focus and an international...

Wir sind die DDB: Das Stadtarchiv Speyer
04.02.2015

We are the DDB: The city archive of Speyer

As the main documentation centre devoted to the cultural heritage of Speyer, the city archive is not only a source of information for posterity, in particular future researchers; it is...