5 May-6 May 2016
Digitizing Photographic Material
A conference intended for museum professionals held as part of the Visual Archive of Yugoslavia project
The conference entitled “Digitizing Photographic Material” to be held on May 5 and 6, 2016 at the Museum of Yugoslav History will provide an opportunity for talks and debates focusing on the current practices and strategies in the domain of digitizing photographic material in cultural institutions in Serbia, as well as on examining the problems affecting these processes.
This event is part of a two-year partner project Visual Archive of Yugoslavia carried out by the Museum of Yugoslav History and the University of Basel Department for Middle Eastern Studies. The project is aimed at improving the museum’s digitization equipment, digitizing negatives belonging to museum collections and their presentation on the web in collaboration with the Mathematical Institute of the Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts.
The conference will be held with the support of the Ministry of Culture and Information of the Republic of Serbia and the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF).
The Visual Archive of Yugoslavia project will make it possible to develop the digitization infrastructure, improve the methods of processing the material, digitize over 50,000 negatives, create a database and a web portal containing photographic material belonging to museum collections (in collaboration with the Mathematical Institute of the Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts), organize student training to be held at the museum (with the participation of the University of Belgrade Centre for Museum and Heritage Studies and the Faculty of Media and Communications, Belgrade), organize workshops and an exhibition, exchange information with the VASE (Visual Archive South-Eastern Europe) portal and publish a digitization best practice handbook.