Name and address of archive
Pina Bausch Archives
Pina Bausch Foundation
The Pina Bausch Archives was set up in 2010 to ensure a complete and accurate record of the work of Pina Bausch and her Company Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch. It both serves the Company’s needs and provides a window into the Company’s history and activities for the public. The Pina Bausch Archives seek to be aware of and to comply with all current relevant legislation and archival best practice.
The Pina Bausch Archives acquires records that relate to
The Pina Bausch Archives does not represent any particular historical or other viewpoint in its acquisition of records, but reflects as objectively as possible all aspects of Pina Bausch’s work past and present.
The Pina Bausch Archives will seek to avoid competition, conflict and duplication of effort with other repositories. When advising potential depositors the office will draw attention to the existence of other repositories with similar or overlapping interests, to ensure that material is offered to the most appropriate institution.
Donations and purchases are preferred to deposits on loan. The Pina Bausch Archives may also create new collections from former dancers, collaborators, oral history recordings and other contributors.
The Pina Bausch Archives do not collect general material on dance or material on unrelated performing arts organisations. All acquisitions are assessed for their ability to enhance the specialist collection.
Before acquiring records, the Pina Bausch Archives require that:
a) records fall under the acquisition responsibility as outlined above
b) the depositor is authorised to transfer title to the material and signs a deposit agreement
c) all material must undergo archival appraisal and satisfy the following criteria before it can be recommended for retention:
d) the records be free of legal encumbrances or excessive access restriction which will diminish its research potential
e) the records either become the property of the Pina Bausch Archives or its responsibility, to be administered as it sees fit
f) the Pina Bausch Archives will not normally accept archives and records which are of a particularly specialist nature, requiring skills or equipment beyond the archives’ resources to preserve, exploit or interpret
g) acquisitions purchased, or otherwise acquired, with the assistance of grant aid will be held subject to the terms and conditions of bodies from whom such aid has been received
The Pina Bausch Archives will audit its collections at least once every two years, which may reveal gaps in the collections as well as items suitable for de-accessioning.
The Pina Bausch Archives accept the principle that there should be a strong presumption against the disposal by sale of any documents in its ownership.
The Pina Bausch Archives shall have authority to transfer records to a more suitable repository if it is considered that the documents would benefit from relocation.
The Pina Bausch Archives shall, in accordance with the wishes and requirements of depositors, evaluate and select for destruction those documents deemed not to be worthy of permanent preservation, and the intention shall be made clear at the time of transfer. In case of the Pina Bausch Archives ceasing to exist, the depositors of records will be contacted. The contents of the Archive will be re-distributed to other repositories where possible, or returned to their owners as appropriate. In the case of the Pina Bausch Archives ceasing to exist, and if no suitable alternative repository can be located, records owned by the Pina Bausch Foundation may be sold at the discretion of the Pina Bausch Foundation.
The Pina Bausch Archives will make finding aids, in the form of lists or catalogues, available in the Pina Bausch Archives, online at centralised national and international online repositories or on the Pina Bausch Foundation website, as appropriate.
Finding aids to records that are closed to the public for data protection or confidentiality will be made available internally.
The Pina Bausch Archives may also distribute and make its finding aids available to other networks as the opportunity arises.
The policy statement will be reviewed at intervals of not more than five years.
Date of issue current version: January 2015
Date of review: January 2020