The Bolshoi theatre opens the electronic archives over 200 years

© RIA Novosti / Eugene to Novostinearly in fotobounce on the building of the State Academic Bolshoi theater in Moscow. Archival photoThe Bolshoi theatre opens the electronic archives over 200 years© RIA Novosti / Eugene to Novostinearly the image Bank

Bolshoi theatre launches the pilot version of a unique digital archive: in the section «Museum» on the Bolshoi website there is information about the operas, which were staged on the stage of the Bolshoi theater for the past 15 years, Opera productions of the theatre, Dating back to 1856 and all the authors and artists performances.

«The Bolshoi theatre is launching a pilot version of a unique digital archive – the Main source of information were programs and posters from the Museum theater. The site archive will be continually updated, and the result will be the materials about all the productions over 200 years of history the main theatre of the country», — stated in the message on the theatre’s website.

The electronic archive is working with test mode. Members of the volunteer project «Discover the story» and the Museum staff continue to make an enormous array of data from the archive of the theatre in the database the Museum system. As a result, in the electronic form will be available materials for the 200-year history of Large — 48 thousand posters, 120 thousand items and more than 100 thousands of photos.

«I am glad that our large-scale project «Discover the story» is available to all who love our theatre and wondered about his past. Opera daily programs and photos, which will appear now on the website, of course, is only a small part of our past. But it’s a start. Soon our electronic archive will join and ballet materials,» — said General Director of the Bolshoi theater Vladimir urin, who expressed the hope that the new site will be simple and available to work.

Media partner of the project «Discover the story» is the International information Agency «Russia today».