Digitalisation of cultural heritage

Taking digital photos of the restored churches

The purpose of this part of the project was to take digital photos of the restored churches and their valuable equipment. The scope of tasks entailed taking digital photos and recording videos in 3D, including polichrome, iconostases, icons, liturgical insignia, double-sided procession icons etc.) The project enabled the creation of the multimedia catalogue containing information on Orthodox churches, as well as historical exhibits which are being restored.

In addition, the digitalisation of the monuments of the Eastern Christian tradition has both cognitive and educational function. In fact, it enables the broad public to get familiarised with the achievements of culture via the most popular way of obtaining information, namely the Internet, including mobile Web – in mobile phones, smartphones etc. An important function of digitalisation of the churches and their movable equipment is preserving a desired state of monuments, in an easy-to-read form, for subsequent conservation-restoration works.

The process of digitalisation of the monuments of the East Slavic culture was based on photographing, scanning and microfilming of the most valuable resources of the restored churches.

The project thus enriched common online database containing basic (catalogue note) and popular scientific information on selected churches from the collection. Moreover, a presentation of the digitised churches is an incentive for active participation in culture by providing knowledge resources tailored to the needs of a diverse audience. In addition, the digitised churches increase the multimedia resources of the Diocese and in the future, may be used for scientific, exhibition and educational purposes.


The Orthodox Lublin-Chelm Diocese

eea grants Konserwacja i rewitalizacja dziedzictwa kulturowego Ministerstwo Kultury i Dziedzictwa Narodowego

Wsparcie udzielone przez

Wsparcie udzielone z funduszy EOG, pochodzących
z Islandii, Liechtensteinu i Norwegii oraz środków krajowych

Supported by a grant from Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway
through the EEA Grants and co-financed by the Polish funds