Free Digitization Training Program

Free Digitization Training Program ©Goethe-Institut Myanmar

Join our free digitization weekend program and unlock the power of preserving history digitally.
The Myanmar Photo Archive and Goethe-Institut Myanmar are excited to announce a special opportunity for 20 individuals to participate in a free comprehensive two-day online digitization training program. During this workshop, you will learn about historic photographs and materials with guidance from the Myanmar Photo Archive team. Throughout the workshop, you will gain invaluable insights into preserving physical prints, negatives, and various archive materials, mastering the art of scanning and digitizing them with ease. Whether you are using a smartphone or a computer, you will learn essential techniques for enhancing and preserving these precious images. 

Our goal is to expand the Myanmar Photo Archive to various communities across the country, and you can play a vital role in preserving Myanmar's history by safeguarding its visual culture and memory. 

When: March 16th and 17th, 2024
What to Expect:
* Essential digitization techniques for photos and negatives
* Exploring archival materials and identifying the age of photos
* Learning innovative methods for reproducing images using your camera or phone, along with light sources
* Demonstrations of scanning processes
* Discussions on the value of historic materials and their impact on community storytelling
* Discussion on digitization stations locally

Who Should Apply:
We are looking for 20 individuals who are passionate about history and storytelling. Whether you are a beginner or an experienced enthusiast, if you are dedicated to preserving visual culture within your community, this program is for you.

No prior knowledge is required. Simply bring your phone or camera, as well as any historical materials you possess or can access within your community.
How to Apply:
Send us your CV along with a one-page motivation letter to no later than March 10th, 2024.