Perm City Archive to sign an agreement on cooperation with Duisburg Archive (Germany)
The Perm City Archive has hosted their German counterparts this week, the visit including a guided tour of the archive and sharing experiences.
Perm City Archive received a delegation from the German city of Duisburg, which included Andreas Pilger, Duisburg Archive Director, Michael Kanther, the Archive’s historian, and Heike Maus, International links coordinator at Duisburg city administration. The meeting was joined by the representatives of Perm City administration. .
The meeting was focused on discussing the prospects for developing the links, as well as the international context for topical issues in archiving, sharing experiences and practices in this field.
Victor Novokrezshennykh, Director of Perm Archive, welcomed the delegation and took everybody onto a video tour of the archive; he also announced the plans of moving the archive to a new building. The guests visited the exhibition «Perm as seen by Valery Reimers, 1950-1970s» and learned about the archive’s publications. In the archive’s depository they had a chance of looking at some very rare documents as well as personal documents of Evgeny Panfilov, the famous Perm choreographer and founder of the Panfilov’s Ballet Group.
Following the meeting, the agreement had been made to work out and sign in 2019 a document on cooperation between the two archives, featuring exchange of information, joint events and projects.
The links between the Perm Archive and its counterpart from the twinned city of Duisburg started in 2017. Last year projects included the International Conference and Workshop «Archives without borders» and the visual collection of documents “Perm and Duisburg: history of industrial cities in 1920s-1930s», produced jointly by Perm Regional State Archive, Perm City Archive and Duisburg Archive.