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Protection of cultural heritage
How can ordinary Ukrainians play a role in preserving cultural heritage during wartime? One project that is empowering them is Backup Ukraine which allows volunteers in Ukraine to scan objects in the country, which are then turned into 3D models that are preserved in the digital cloud.
Digitalisierung seltener und unikaler Materialien zur deutschen Kultur und Geschichte Schlesiens ("Digitization of Rare and Unique Materials on German Culture and the History of Silesia")
Many cultural treasures kept in archives are unique and irreplaceable. Through this digitization project, the Martin Opitz Library – in cooperation with the University Library of Wroclaw – is contributing to the long-term preservation and broad availability of such collections.
Humanity and ‚Humanities‘
Within the framework of two lecture panels and a round table, the central challenges that the war in Ukraine poses for the humanities will be presented and discussed. Taking the example of the Ukrainian University of Chernivtsi/Czernivtsi, whose main building is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the...
ICOM4Ukraine on the protection of cultural property in wartime
Since February 24, 2022 Ukraine has been exposed to the Russian war of aggression. In the media we see not only images of desperate, injured and killed people, but also bombed churches, memorials, theaters and museums. In view of the destruction of numerous art and cultural assets, the question...
SUCHO – Saving Ukrainian Cultural Heritage Online
What is the role of digital humanities during wartime? Since February 24th, 2022, Ukraine is enduring attacks from Russian troops. A broad majority stands by Ukraine with various initiatives – humanitarian as well as cultural. We spoke with Stanford University’s Quinn Dombrowski about an...
Infrastructure project | Disaster Management Project | Pilot project
“Thinking outside the box”
Storms, floods and fires pose a significant risk for archives, libraries and museums. For three specialized libraries in Munich, joint prevention measures and structures for coherent emergency management were recently established in order to enable them to better support each other before and in...