At least 53 cultural sites in Ukraine, including museums and religious buildings, have been damaged during Russia’s invasion, according to UNESCO’s World Heritage Committee. As the Russians rain down bombs across Ukraine, many are concerned digital documents like websites, photos and data will be targeted.
Over 1,000 archivists are working to save Ukrainian digital cultural artifacts through the SUCHO project. Minnesotan Daniel Gullo, PhD., is one of them.
Gullo is the director of the Malta Study Center at the Hill Museum and Manuscript Library at St. John’s University in Collegeville, Minnesota. But he’s volunteering his time to do this work in Ukraine — saving digital resources of the Bibliotheca Chersonessitana in Ukraine.
Host Cathy Wurzer spoke with Gullo about the project.
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