ICOMOS donates digitizing equipment to Ukraine
The donation - 15 000€ worth of equipment - was made to the Centre for Digitization of Archival Architectural Documentation set up by Lviv Polytechnic National University.
The purchase of state-of-the-art digitizing and restoration equipment was made possible thanks to the generous funding obtained from the Swiss Federal Office of Culture by ICOMOS Suisse.
The ICOMOS International Secretariat sourced the equipment, which was then stored and transported to Lviv with the support of the Warsaw Rising Museum, in charge of such logistics for the Polish Committee for Ukrainian Museums.
The Centre for Digitization of Archival Architectural Documentation operates under LPNU’s Department of Architecture and Conservation – with spaces and IT support staff provided by the University - and will involve students of the Department in the scanning and restoration of archival materials
The first collection of archival documentation that will be treated is the LPNU Institute of Architecture and Design Bureau’s own collection of architectural drawings, field notes, and images gathered by faculty and students over the past 130 years.
Photo credits: Mykola Bevz