Milestones

The stern Photo Archive in exhibitions of the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek

  • May 2022
    The exhibition "The Olympic Games 72 in images – Photographs from the collections of the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek" shows images from the stern Photo Archive among other sources
  • November 2021
    The exhibition "Facing the Balkans. South-East Europe in photographs by Harald Schmitt" presents images of the stern photographer Harald Schmitt from the time after his engagement with the stern
  • March 2020
    First images of the stern Photo Archive are shown as a teaser at the exhibition "MUNICH. LOOK here!"

New database and digitization of the stern Photo Archive

  • June 2022
    Over 600 indexed features with almost 10,000 contact sheets and more than 140,000 individual images catalogued in the internal image database
  • May 2022
    The third of three scanning service providers takes up work on the mass digitization
  • December 2021
    Start of indexing in the internal image database
    The first 100,000 images are digitized
  • September 2021
    Start of mass digitization
  • June 2021
    Relocation of the internal image database from the test server to the productive system
  • May/June 2021
    Assignment of the mass digitization work to three scanning service providers following EU-wide invitation to tender
  • February 2021
    A team of six student assistants starts the preparations for the digitization
  • September 2020
    Signing of the contract with a software provider for the licensing and configuration of a new database for the stern Photo Archive

Acquisitions complementing the stern Photo Archive

  • June 2022
    Acquisition of the photo archive of Volker Hinz by the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek
  • December 2020
    Cession of private image collections by Jürgen Müller-Schneck to the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek
  • September 2020
    Cession of private image collections of the stern journalist Mario R. Dederichs to the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek
  • August 2020
    Cessation of the privately owned stern image collection of Mihály Moldvay to the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek
  • March 2020
    Cessation of the privately owned stern image collection of Harald Schmitt to the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek
  • February 2020
    Cessation of the privately owned stern image collections of Hanns Jörg Anders and Peter Thomann to the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek
  • September 2019
    Cessation of the privately owned stern image collections of Jay Ullal, Jürgen Gebhardt and Fred Ihrt to the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek

Press conference and presentation on the occasion of the donation

  • August 2019
    Press conference and presentation on the occasion of the donation of the stern Photo Archive with representatives of the publishing house Gruner + Jahr, former stern photographers and the Bavarian State Minister for Education and the Arts Bernd Sibler

Move and compilation of the stern Photo Archive

  • May 2020
    The boxes of the stern A archive are moved into the shelving system built specially for this purpose at the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek.
  • May 2019
    All files and further materials of the stern archive of negatives are compiled at the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek.
  • May – June 2019
    The stern Photo Archive is moved from Hamburg to Munich.
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