In November 2009, I was included in an email that reported the discovery of a kite that was shaped like a bird. It was Mr. Bernhard Dingwerths from Kassel, Germany who sent out this email.
He asked the receivers of this email: ”What should I do with it?” Bernard was directly aware of the fact that he found a unique kite, of which only a few are preserved.
The question he raised has been raised and will be raised many times by most of the (serious) kite collectors. What happens with my stuff when I am no longer here? We have not found a satisfying answer to this, and we continue speaking about it and searching for a solution to preserve kite collections in a professional way. Not only for the collectors of tomorrow but also for many years from now.