Collaborative activities with the University of Information Science and Technology “St. Paul the Apostle” – Ohrid

With the signing of a Memorandum of Collaboration by Acting Director of the Museum, Irena Shajn, M.Sc.  and Vice-Rector Professor Dr. Ustijana Rechkoska Shikoska, the previously established collaboration between the two institutions has been formalized. The commencement of the project titled “Strengthening the Capacities for Managing the Cultural Heritage of the Ohrid Region: GIS Database Development Training for the Institute and Museum – Ohrid” initiative of Goran Patchev, M.Sc., serves as the occasion for this Memorandum signing. The project encompasses a range of activities, including the organization of a “Regional Restoration Camp” (RRC) in partnership with “Cultural Heritage Without Borders – Albania” (CHwB Albania).

Some of the activities take place in the auditorium of the University of Information Science and Technology “St. Paul the Apostle”, where there will be presentations by experts from various fields and part of it will take place in the field, organized in both locations on the Macedonian and Albanian sides, consecutively, from September 10 to 22, for records, inventory, digitization and use of modern technology for 3D recording with the help of drones and photogrammetry for the preparation of orthophotos and topographic maps. The results of the camp will be the basis for the creation of a GIS platform for immovable cultural heritage and archaeological sites from the Ohrid region, which will provide a WEBGIS database that can be used by the general public and will be fed with data about immovable cultural heritage and the protected archaeological sites collected and documented during the project.