A Treasure of Ukrainian Culture Open to the World
Oseredok is digitizing its collection of artifacts, books, artwork and photographs, using the web to broaden its reach.
The curator of Oseredok Ukrainian Culture and Exhibition Centre has spent the last 14 months digitizing items in aid of its newly launched online catalogue.
The catalogue currently lists 1,252 museum artifacts, 1,235 library holdings, 424 fine art pieces, 4,583 photographs and 600 glass slides. And that’s just the tip of the iceberg.
“It’s an evolving project; there is no end date to what I started,” Sloboda says. “The online catalogue provides global access to all who are interested. As the collection grows it will need to meet the information and cultural needs of everyone.”
Sloboda, who joined Oseredok in September 2021, has spent much of her tenure tackling the mammoth task. She oversees the four collections housed in Oseredok: museum, archive, library and fine art, and quickly realized exhibition space was limited.
You can read more in an article by AV Kitching published in the Winnipeg Free Press at: https://www.winnipegfreepress.com/arts-and-life/2023/03/06/a-treasure-of-ukrainian-culture-open-to-the-world.