NEMO has supported HERI from the very start and we want to highlight this video message and the appeal for continued support to HERI and Ukraine. The brave and dedicated people behind the initiative is doing remarkable work in an on-going crisis, to protect their heritage from the Russian invasion, to physically move objects into safety, to prepare for restoration as well as to digitally preserve cultural heritage.
The massive digitalisation project is preserving Ukraine’s cultural heritage and making it accessible globally. As Vasyl says, “Now we are preserving our heritage, our Ukrainian uniqueness, not only for our children but for the world. It’s a time when we not only preserve heritage, but when we open it, and the world can discover unique Ukrainian culture.” The significance of the digitalisation project is even more palpable knowing that Ukrainian cultural heritage has been deliberately targeted by Russian forces.