Garage Museum Partners with Rutgers University to Digitize Russian Art Archive

In 2012, Moscow’s Garage Museum of Contemporary Art began building an archive on the history of Russian contemporary art, which currently holds the world’s largest collection of materials on Soviet and Russian art of the postwar era. The museum is now working with the Zimmerli Art Museum at Rutgers University in New Jersey to digitize the Moscow Archive of New Art (MANI), a collection of  “poetry, theory, and artworks produced in the Soviet Union between 1980 and 1982.”

Garage’s decision to digitize the collection is part of its larger Russian Art Archive Network (RAAN) project, an online catalogue of documents on the history of Russian contemporary art from the collections of Garage and partner institutions. (ARTnews)

 

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