The Russian leadership's attack on Ukraine has been causing the acute threat, damage and even complete destruction of cultural assets since its start in February 2022. The massive damage to the digital infrastructure also leads to a loss of important data and documents on works of cultural heritage. The documentation of Ukraine's built heritage has so far been very limited internationally; documentary photographs are hardly available or difficult to access.
Emergency documentation of culturally significant buildings
The joint project of the “Deutsches Dokumentationszentrum für Kunstgeschichte – Bildarchiv Foto Marburg” (German Documentation Centre for Art History) and the TIB – Leibniz Information Centre for Science and Technology in Hannover aims to photographically document endangered and culturally significant buildings in selected regions of Ukraine and make them accessible with basic descriptive data.