Digitisation of the Kováts Napfényműterem photographic archive (Odorheiu Secuiesc, Romania) (EAP1130)

Aims and objectives

The present project proposal has as its main target the digitisation and primary restoration of the glass-plate negatives and some of the paper photographs, especially the albumen prints, produced by Ferenczy Lukács and Kováts István Sr., dating roughly from 1880 to 1925. This incredible photographic archive is a major source for the history of Transylvania at the turn of the century. The archive is inadequately stored, has no adequate inventory, has never been scanned and is in the process of active decay. Rapid action is needed to preserve it and to begin making its contents available to a national and international audience.

Outcomes

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