Bayreuth will digitise the Richard Wagner Archive and make it available to all.
Historically, gaining access to the Richard Wagner Archive has been a somewhat difficult process for the none academic. Indeed, as it necessitated a visit to the Richard Wagner Museum in Bayreuth, it could prove difficult for many academics internationally. An application needs to be made, forms need to be completed and proof of professional research needed to be provided
However, thanks to a program of digitising the entire archive, including letters between Wagner and Cosima, his notebooks, clean copies of his scores, and photos, this should soon become an easier process.
The entire archive will be placed online and made available to anyone that wishes to search it.
The process has only recently begun and as yet, no final date has been provided.
For more information please visit The Richard Wagner Museum online.