Zaharia’s World: Restoration and digitalisation of the Zaharia Cusnir Photography Archive
The overall objective of the project is the restoration, digitalisation, research and dissemination of the Zaharia Cusnir Photography Archive for providing simple, democratic access to knowledge and cultural heritage of Soviet Moldova of ’50-’60.
Project’s Specific Objectives:
- Training, exchanging experience between Moldovan and German experts in Museology, Archiving and Photography Research
- Organising an exhibition in Moldova and editing publications
- Digitisation of the entire collection and storage based on photo content and its research as well as Zaharia Cusnir background study
- Restoration and preservation of the 4,000 negative films in Germany, The Prussian Cultural Heritage Foundation
By the end of the project there will be digitalised on high quality about 70 negative films, which will be exposed in the Museum of Fine Arts in Chisinau. The profile of Zaharia Cusnir will be investigated and the study about the Zaharia Cusnir phenomenon will start and move on. The first partnerships to create the Documentary Photography Foundation will be set and the work to preserve the entire archive will be in progress. The large public will visit the exhibition (30 days of exhibition x 40 people) 1200 people will see the exhibition and will be informed about the found archive.
|Areas of Interest||Awareness raising
Data digitalization & visualisation
|Project duration||December 2017-June 2018|