UNESCO have recently digitised 5000 images from their archives that document pivotal moments in the past 70 years of history and are asking the public to help them unlock the stories behind each photo.
By adding data tags and transcribing information, it is hoped that the public will be able to enrich the information available to make the images more accessible to researchers. In particular, many photos have written notes on the back than need to be transcribed to improve the findability of each record.
This is another example of how instrumental crowdfunding can be to archival and research projects. Without the public’s help, the information contained in these images would continue to be unfound by those trying to answer specific historical questions.
Click here to find out more about the project and how to get involved.