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The floods 2002 and their consequences for the Institute of Archaeology in Prague

The floods 2002 and their consequences for the Institute of Archaeology in Prague

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  1. The floods 2002 and their consequences for the Institute of Archaeology in Prague

  2. 12th August 2002 10.9.2002 12.8.2002 13.8.2004

  3. 13th August, the day before… 13.8.2004

  4. 14th August 2002, The Flood Culmination point: Vltava engulfing Prague from the south

  5. 14th August 2002, Culmination point

  6. Malá Strana from the air Institute of Archaeology Wallenstein Garden Vltava river flooded area

  7. 16th August 2002: the disaster The Letenská street

  8. 16th August 2002: the disaster The main yard

  9. 16th August 2002: the disaster The library: 70.000 of books The store rooms: publications of the Institute

  10. 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

  11. 17th August 2002 and so forth Clearing, removing, discarding…

  12. 17th August 2002 and so forth

  13. 17th August 2002 and so forth Washing and drying: books

  14. 17th August 2002 and so forth Field maps and plans Index cards

  15. 17th August 2002 and so forth finds laboratory equipment

  16. 17th August 2002 and so forth

  17. 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

  18. The message You see that people are doing their best (up to 80 staff members and volunteers were working in the Institute every day)

  19. The message and thanks to help of renown scholars

  20. The message optimism prevails supported by enormous solidarity

  21. How to save it

  22. How to save it? The field base Kounice Ústav archeologické památkové péče středních Čech

  23. How to save it? Mochovské mrazírny, Kladno Deep frozen books: 35 tons of water

  24. How to save it? The journey to the Kingdom of Denmark

  25. How to save it? Konserveringstjenesten for museerne i Ribe og Rindkobing amter

  26. How to save it? Freeze-dried books at Olgod and Elmer Fabech

  27. 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!

  28. 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%

  29. How to save it? Washing and disinfection of negatives The Department of Prague Castle Archaeology

  30. How to save it? Landesamt für Archäologie des Freistaates Sachsen, Dresden

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