We are pleased to present the web interface of the digital collection as the result of the first project phase of the GESAH project (Digitisation and specialist indexing of the Individual Graphic Sheets of the Collection of Architect Albrecht Haupt): Under TIB SAH digital, the holdings of individual hand drawings and prints from the special collections of the Technische Informationsbibliothek Hannover (TIB) are now available in open access.
Approximately 6,200 works on paper from four centuries on various topics such as architecture, garden history, ornament, arts and crafts, figurative art and much more, which were collected over many years by the architect, building historian and university lecturer Albrecht Haupt (1852-1932), can now be searched online. More than 15,000 high-resolution digital images make it possible for the first time to comprehensively explore the collection with more than 1,000 unique hand drawings.
Both in terms of content and technology, TIB SAH digital is a work in progress. On the one hand, this concerns the enrichment of the object records with further indexing data, and on the other hand, the constant development of the indexing and presentation environment. The approval of the follow-up project GESAH +, which is funded by the DFG for a further three years, enables the continuation of the successful cooperation between the TIB and the Chair for the History of Building and Urban Development at the Institute for the History and Theory of Architecture at Leibniz Universität Hannover. The primary goals of the follow-up project include the integration of further groups of holdings into the digital collection, such as Albrecht Haupt's own travel sketches and bound graphics from his library, the playout of the data in cross-collection portals and, last but not least, the implementation of an interface to the NFDI4Culture Knowledge Graph.
We are looking forward to continuing, hope you enjoy browsing and thank you for any suggestions!