The history, recent discovery and German transcription of the "Milan Diary" of the art historian Ludwig Heinrich Heydenreich
The diary was discovered in May 2012 in the same steel cabinet that had also contained the – long thought to be lost and recently published – Habilitationsschrift by Erwin Panofsky. The transcription of the handwritten text begun by Stephan Klingen in summer 2012 was continued and completed by Jacqueline Falk in February 2017.
The many difficulties of this transcription are evident from the comparison of the reproduction of the handwritten text and the typographical transcription. Jacqueline Falk was decisively supported by Stephan Klingen in the deciphering of Heydenreich's often barely readable manuscript, and also by Christian Fuhrmeister, Meike Hopp, Johannes Griebel, Sophie Oeckl, Janine Schmitt, Melida Steinke, Tobias Teutenberg, and Maria Tischner. (Collective "cracking" of many nuts was supported in the direct sense of the word, by Willi Korte). The technical implementation and preparation of the scans and the transcription was in the hands of Johannes Griebel.
For further information please contact: S.Klingen@zikg.eu
Archival material / diary: (Nachlass Heydenreich) © Zentralinstitut für Kunstgeschichte
Photos: © Stephan Klingen
Transcription: © Jacqueline Falk / Stephan Klingen