Kunstverein in Hamburg Trying to Raise Funds for Digital Archive Via Kickstarter

The Kunstverein in Hamburg is turning to Kickstarter to create a digital archive for its 200th anniversary. “In 2017 the Kunstverein in Hamburg is celebrating its 200th anniversary as one of Germany’s key non-profit institutions for contemporary art. Celebrating this achievement and after a three- year long research, together with the Department of Art History at University Hamburg, the Kunstverein seeks to launch a Digital Archive. Starting from 1817 the project will establish a systematic and sustainable method of preserving our rich archive. The success of this project will allow a broad community of users to search the archive rapidly and comprehensively from anywhere at any time, making this indispensable information accessible to scholars, librarians, students, and everyday internet users.” The fundraising goal is about $22,000; a little over $9000 has been raised so far.