Traditional Cycladic ship building to be digitally preserved

View inside hull during construction of caique. Tarsanas Shipyard, Syros. Courtesy of the Industrial Museum of Hermoupolis via Archipelago Network.
View inside hull during construction of caique. Tarsanas Shipyard, Syros. Courtesy of the Industrial Museum of Hermoupolis via Archipelago Network.

Videos about the traditions of the Greek Cyclades will be released to the public this week as part of an initiative by Archipelago Network.

The Network will launch two pilot projects this week, including a series of video-portraits about traditional ship building on the island of Syros. Five videos will be published, featuring ship builders and shipyards on the island, and supported by audiovisual media from archives across the island.

By preserving endangered collections of material, we can effectively safeguard vanishing aspects of our not-too-distant past

Jacob Moe, founder of Archipelago Network, in an interview with Greek newspaper Kathimerini

Archipelago Network seeks to digitize old photographs and films from the islands. By publishing these digital archives, the Network hopes to preserve and promote the specific heritage of the Cyclades.

Read the full story at eKathimerini.

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