Conservation of Unique Information Material
Dietrich Drescher, one of the internationally most acknowledged experts in the field of Indonesian ceremonial weapons, has been regularly travelling to Indonesia since the early 60s of the 20th century. He collected manuscripts from palatial archives and had them copied and translated. He was co-initiator of the revival of the culture of keris in Indonesia and gathered the first compilation of keris terminology. Since the 70s an extensive photographic collection has been added to his archives. The IFICAH Foundation took over the complete archives in order to conserve this unique fond of information, and to make it available for the first time to the public and to international research on keris.