Urban media archive

The archive aims to collect, store, study, provide access to, and popularize collections and files that are often neglected by the State Archives collections. Thematically, the archive’s materials are related to urban history in its various manifestations and perspectives.

The UMA is also a place for analyzing archival data and rethinking the role of archives in society in general. We explore and seek to develop new and ingenious ways of evaluating, contextualizing, displaying, and applying different archival media and documents. The project is not about developing tools to digitize archival files. We aspire to unite the community of archivists with historians and the general public.

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Polyaron employee, born 1966
Zoom-interview with the woman, who worked as an operator of vacuum sprayers at Polyaron.
Avtobusprom employee, born 1956
Interview with the man who worked at the Institute of Bus Engineering – Avtobusprom – between 1980 and 2002.
MG Promin employee, born 1964
Zoom-interview with the man who worked as a loader at the "Promin" manufacturing group, at a hosiery factory.
Avtobusprom employee, born 1954
Interview with the man who worked as a designer at several departments of Avtobusprom: from art design, carriage department to the design of special vehicles.