1 Jun 2023 13:26

UNESCO to provide $1.5 mln to help digitize Ukraine's cultural heritage

MOSCOW. June 1 (Interfax) - The Heritage Emergency Fund, established by UNESCO, has approved a $1.5 million assistance package for the Ukrainian Culture and Information Policy Ministry to develop digitization tools in the field of Ukraine's cultural heritage.

"The working meeting with head of the UNESCO office in Ukraine Chiara Dezzi Bardeschi was very productive. We discussed specific steps and the disbursement of $1.5 million via UNESCO's Heritage Emergency Fund to facilitate the soonest possible introduction of technical solutions that will allow us to create and develop state-of-the-art tools for digitizing, monitoring and safeguarding Ukrainian culture," Ukrainian media quoted the Culture and Information Policy Ministry as saying in a statement.

Furthermore, already at the first stage, i.e. before July 2023, UNESCO will provide 40% of necessary equipment and software to develop server infrastructure and will send international consultants who will accompany all processes and will help work out strategy for integrating the digital component of culture into the European space.