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About bavarikon

The bavarikon portal is a website for art, culture and regional studies presented by the Free State of Bavaria, digitally introducing the artifacts and cultural treasures of Bavaria’s cultural and scienctifical institutions. bavarikon is a module of the Bavarian cultural concept.

bavarikon is a step-by-step project; a preliminary version has gone online in April 2013 and will gradually be developed until running as a full version with extended functionality and additional content by the end of 2014.

Project Structure

The Bavarian State Ministry of Education, Science and the Arts and the Bavarian State Ministry of Finance, for Rural Development and Homeland are responsible for the management of the general concept of bavarikon and the fundamental use of the disposable financial resources.

The bavarikon council, currently consisting of 13 members entitled to vote, acts as an advisory body for the management when fundamental decisions regarding the technical operation and digitization strategy are concerned. The bavarikon council makes its decisions on digitization projects in accordance with the guidelines of the management.

The Bavarian State Library is responsible for the ongoing technical, editorial and organizational operation of bavarikon.

For a list of all partner institutions for this project, please click on "institutions".

Contact Persons

President of the bavarikon council
Prof. Dr. Rupert Gebhard, Supervising Director of the Bavarian State Archaeological Collection

Line Manager
Dr. Klaus Ceynowa, Director General of the Bavarian State Library

Technology Supervision
Dr. Markus Brantl, Head of the departments Digitalization Centre of Munich / Digital Library of the Bavarian State Library

Content Supervision
Dr. Stephan Kellner, Head of the Bavarica department of the Bavarian State Library

Branch Office
Florian Sepp, Bavarian State Library