Institut für Ur- und Frühgeschichte und Archäologie des Mittelalters, Universität Tübingen, DEU
Department of Classics, University of Cincinnati, USA
|Troia - Foundations in Tübingen and in Çanakkale|
There is a large group of supporters solicited by the Troia-Project in Germany, the "Freunde von Troia". For details just click.
The sponsorship scene in Germany early in 2001 gained additional momentum after establishment of a
TROIA - FOUNDATION at the Tübingen University.
The purpose of the foundation is to provide funds for the continued support of archaeological research in Troia and the Troad especially in times when public funding may be reduced. Furthermore it should provide means to supplement public budget for support of the conservation and/or restauration of this UNESCO-monument. In addition its purpose is to aid the adequate publication of the results of the research.
The scope of this foundation
established earlier in 2001 by Günter Drescher from Saulgau
(Southern Germany) was subsequently expanded:
In January 2002 a sizable starting capital for the foundation was donated by the Turkish subsidiary of the Siemens Company, Siemens Sanayi ve Ticaret A.S., Istanbul.This was followed by another sizable contribution by the same company in spring of 2004.The Troia Project hopes to obtain further grants or bequests for the foundation or the scholarship fund. Thereby the foundation opens tax-deductible sponsorship alternatives for the "Freunde von Troia".
Effective January 1, 2009, Prof. Dr. Dietrich Koppenhöfer was elected as chairman of the board of trustees.In March 2008 the longterm benefactor of the Troia-Project, Edzard Reuter (Stuttgart) has agreed to accept the patronage over the Foundation. He is especially engaged in the efforts at long last to realize the establish a mueum at Troia.
Extension of the Troia-Foundation: In 2004 a further step was taken to secure continuation of evaluation- and conservation efforts in Troia on a broader base. This should be accomplished by establishing a Turkish Troia-Foundation, the Çanakkale - Tübingen TroiaVakfi and located in Canakkale, by which additional sponsors should be found in Turkey. The necessary base capital was generously contributed by our colleague and sponsor of many years, Dr.h.c.(mult.) Malcolm Wiener, New York. This branch of the foundation is operational since November 2004.
In the ensuing months it was possible to win some important sponsors from inside Turkey, among them Siemens Sanayi ve Ticaret A.S. in Istanbul and the cement producer Akçansa Çimento Sanayi ve Ticaret A.S. in Istanbul. The latter has sponsored procurement of reconstruction material and theprinting costs for the Troia guide on sale in the hotels of the province. The return from this sale flows back to the foundation.
In November 2005 Prof. Dr. Muharrem Satir (Tübingen) was elected chairmann of the board of trustees of the Turkish TroiaVakfi in succession of the late Prof. Korfmann.
An illustrated information brochure is available in German, in English, and in Turkish. It was published with additional donations, without using the funds of the foundation. Seriously interested people may ask for it.
Commemorative Inscription unveiled: During the visit by the press in August 2003 we were able to unveil an inscription in honour of the major benefactors since antiquity. It is bolted to the huge granite block which had been donated by Dr.Suleyman Bodur in 2002.
In August 2006 this list of names was augmented by adding the name of our longtime benefactor Süleyman Bodur..
the same time an additional bronze plaque was bolted to the frontside of
the granite block at the initiative and cost of the Troia Foundation to
honour the excavators of Troia from Frank Calvert through Manfred
Important book-donation for the Korfmann
"Cha(i)rity"- Donation Drive of the
Tübingen Alumni Association. The renovation of the main lecture
hall (Audi Max) at the University of Tübingen was utilized by the
alumni organization for a donation drive for its activities. For a donation
of Euro 500 symbolic ownership of one of the chairs in the auditorium was
offered which is marked by an inscription with the name of the sponsor.
The chairmen of the two foundations and the "Friends of Troy" in Cincinnati
have made use of this possibilty to establish a mark of commemoration for
Manfred Korfmann in Tübingen: In one row of chairs one now finds the
names of Manfred Korfmann, the "friends of Troy" and the two foundations
following the re-opening ceremony in March 2007. (Illustrated report
the German Troia Foundation or to the scholarship fund should be directed
to the following bank account of the foundation :
Contributions to the Turkish ÇANAKKALE-TÜBINGEN
be directed to:
|Date Last Modified: 5/July/11 by: HGJ|