The floods 2002 and their consequences
Download
1 / 31

The floods 2002 and their consequences for the Institute of Archaeology in Prague - PowerPoint PPT Presentation


  • 111 Views
  • Uploaded on

The floods 2002 and their consequences for the Institute of Archaeology in Prague. 12th August 2002. 10.9.2002. 12.8.2002. 13.8.2004. 13th August, the day before…. 13.8.2004. 14th August 2002, The Flood. Culmination point: Vltava engulfing Prague from the south.

loader
I am the owner, or an agent authorized to act on behalf of the owner, of the copyrighted work described.
capcha
Download Presentation

PowerPoint Slideshow about ' The floods 2002 and their consequences for the Institute of Archaeology in Prague' - philip-solis


An Image/Link below is provided (as is) to download presentation

Download Policy: Content on the Website is provided to you AS IS for your information and personal use and may not be sold / licensed / shared on other websites without getting consent from its author.While downloading, if for some reason you are not able to download a presentation, the publisher may have deleted the file from their server.


- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - E N D - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Presentation Transcript

The floods 2002 and their consequences

for the Institute of Archaeology in Prague


12th august 2002
12th August 2002

10.9.2002

12.8.2002

13.8.2004



14th august 2002 the flood
14th August 2002, The Flood

Culmination point: Vltava engulfing Prague from the south



Malá Strana from the air

Institute of Archaeology

Wallenstein Garden

Vltava river

flooded area


16th august 2002 the disaster
16th August 2002: the disaster

The Letenská street



16th august 2002 the disaster2
16th August 2002: the disaster

The library: 70.000 of books

The store rooms: publications of the Institute


16th august 2002 the disaster3
16th August 2002: the disaster

The photoarchives:

200.000 of negatives and slides

Was there any flood at all?

Archives of field documentation:

10.000 of maps and plans


17th august 2002 and so forth
17th August 2002 and so forth

Clearing, removing, discarding…



17th august 2002 and so forth2
17th August 2002 and so forth

Washing and drying: books


17th august 2002 and so forth3
17th August 2002 and so forth

Field maps and plans

Index cards


17th august 2002 and so forth4
17th August 2002 and so forth

finds

laboratory equipment



The message
The message

What is important, or: From pesimism and fatigue to optimism and solidarity

organization of space

is important

and you should keep everything tidy


The message1
The message

You see that people are doing their best

(up to 80 staff members and volunteers were working

in the Institute every day)


The message2
The message

and thanks to help of renown scholars


The message3
The message

optimism prevails

supported by enormous solidarity



How to save it1
How to save it?

The field base Kounice

Ústav archeologické památkové péče středních Čech


How to save it2
How to save it?

Mochovské mrazírny, Kladno

Deep frozen books: 35 tons of water


How to save it3
How to save it?

The journey to the Kingdom of Denmark


How to save it4
How to save it?

Konserveringstjenesten for museerne i Ribe og Rindkobing amter


How to save it5
How to save it?

Freeze-dried books at Olgod and Elmer Fabech


How to save it6
How to save it?

The archives included: cca 12,000 field plans, site maps and photogrammetric plans, half of which had been transferred to microfiches in 1990s

Flooded: cca 50%

Lost: cca 10%

Immediately washed and disinfected: 10%

Deep frozen: 30%

Microfiches saved completely!


How to save it7
How to save it?

Photoarchive consisted of:

180,000 negatives (incl. 20,000 on glass)

20,000 of slides (incl. 10,000 on glass)

Inventory books

Two card catalogues (cca 400,000 A5 paper cards)

Flooded: more than 80% of all

Lost and/or seriously damaged: over 50%


How to save it8
How to save it?

Washing and disinfection of negatives

The Department of Prague Castle Archaeology


How to save it9
How to save it?

Landesamt für Archäologie des Freistaates Sachsen, Dresden


The aim of all activities to gain time for the revitalisation of archaeological data
The aim of all activities: to gain time for the revitalisation of archaeological data


ad