Media Archive Offline

Media Archive Offline

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The Center for Urban History’s library now provides an access point to all the collections of photographs and video materials within the Urban Media Archive (UMA).

From now on, researchers will be able to get access to the UMA databases stored on a server and thus study all the collections of images and video materials accumulated by the Center for Urban History. For this purpose, a dedicated computer was set up in the Center’s library that allows viewing all digitized materials in high resolution, including the ones that have not been published yet.

The Urban Media Archive comprises digitized or digital visual, audiovisual, and audio resources that display the city and give an account of urban life in Central and Eastern Europe in the 19th-21st centuries. The archive aims to collect, store, study, provide access to, and popularize collections and files that are often neglected by the State Archives collections.

The UMA materials include a large collection of Lviv Television’s video materials from the 1950-1980s, newsreels, documentary films, and amateur recordings as well as photographs from private and state archives depicting urban history in Central and Eastern Europe. For more details on the available collections, visit the UMA website.

The Center for Urban History’s library is open from Monday to Friday, 10 am – 5 pm.

For further information, please contact Oleksandr Makhanets, coordinator of the Urban Media Archive via e-mail [email protected]


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