In July, the M. F. Sumtsov Kharkiv Historical Museum joined the international project Memory Savers

This project aims to digitize museum collections. Students participate in the project to get experience related to working in museums, said the deputy head of Kharkiv Regional Military Administration, Vita Kovalska. 

Twenty central regional museums of Ukraine took part in Memory Savers, and the Kharkiv Historical Museum is among them. More than 500 exhibits from the museum, such as art, numismatics, and ethnography pieces have been digitized during the project in Kharkiv Oblast. 

Digitizing the exhibit / Photo:

It’s planned to create a Center for Digital Technologies on the basis of the museum next year. It will help to digitize exhibits in other museums of the Kharkiv oblast. 

Partners from Germany sent to the Historical Museum all the necessary equipment for it: photo camera, photo box, laptop, and scanner. Students and museum workers are also learning how to use these technologies. Together, they organize scientific research for museum collections and add information about museum pieces to European databases. 

The Memory Savers project is realized by the Сenter of Digital History and SUCHO (Saving Ukrainian Cultural Heritage Online) with the financing of EVZ Fund (“Remembrance, Responsibility and Future,” Berlin, Germany.) 

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