SOS Archives

Documentation of the cultural and written material of the SOS Children's Village

Have you ever been interested in the roots of the SOS Children's Village? Have you always wanted to know how the SOS Children's Village has developed in relation to its tasks and structures?

We support you!

Because we take care of the inventory, development and digitization of art and cultural goods as well as historical written sources of the SOS Children's Village. This is done in a database that helps answer questions about the history of the SOS Children's Villages through search functions or offers assistance in researching the history of development. As a result, the cultural and written records of the SOS Children's Villages are both documented and made accessible.

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  • Exhibitions
  • Publications
  • Lectures
  • Workshops

further information

Project description or: What is it about?

Our vision is that every interested person - whether a member of staff or someone from the public at or through the Hermann Gmeiner Academy - will find answers to questions about the history of children's village development. The aim is an inventory, development and digitization of sound, video and photographic material as well as art and cultural objects, gifts, estates, pictures and documents of the SOS Children's Village Hermann-Gmeiner-Akademie (SOS Children's Villages, SOS Children's Villages Austria , SOS Children's Villages worldwide, SOS Children's Villages International).

 

Target group

Employees of the SOS Children's Village, supporters, interested people -> broad public

 

Aim

The results should reflect the roots and further development history of the SOS Children's Village.

Operation

  1. Conception and planning: of the archival development project
     
  2. Stock analysis : In this step, the analysis of the stock to be developed, the determination of the stock structure, characterization of individual archive groups (eg awards, pictures, gifts, etc.), depth of development and scope of the stock takes place.
     
  3. Preparatory and accompanying work: Accompanying works include arranging and packaging the archives, partially conservatory and restorative measures as well as designing and creating an AUGIAS database.
     
  4. Creation of finding aids: After the preparatory and introductory work steps, the scientific development of the cultural, artistic and written material of the SOS Children's Villages is carried out by means of a database.
     
  5. Digitization: In this step, the photographing and scanning of the archive material takes place primarily as a safety and protective measure.
 

Contact

For further information please contact:

Judith Dengler, BA
judith.dengler@sos-kd.org
+43 512 3316 5643