The Caucasian Silk Circle: digitising the photograph collection of the State Silk Museum in Georgia (EAP1306)

Aims and objectives

Founded in 1887, The State Silk Museum (former Caucasian Sericulture Station), was a research institution carrying out different scientific activities to promote and increase awareness of sericulture and silk production in the Caucasus. One of various collections of the museum preserves photos from different period, earliest of which were taken by famous photographer Konstantin Zanis and other employees of the Station during expeditions around the Caucasus in 1890-1901. The photos depict process of silk production, ethnography, portraits, natural environment, and architecture. The project intends to digitise these photographs in order to ensure their preservation and appreciation among society.