Thursday, May 19, 2016

Marc Polonsky Talk on the ‘Digitisation of Cultural Heritage’


Of interest to those readers forced to live in Oxford.

The Oxford University Society of Bibliophiles is pleased to welcome Marc Polonsky, trustee of the Polonsky Foundation, who will deliver a talk on the ‘Digitisation of Cultural Heritage’.

Tuesday 24th May, 5.30pm
Oakeshott Room, Lincoln College - All welcome

The Polonsky Foundation, originally founded in 1985 by Dr Leonard Polonsky, an Oxford alumnus (Lincoln), has devoted a large amount of energy and resources to the digitisation of significant representatives of our written cultural heritage, in an effort to democratise access to some of the greatest treasures of humanity, too often unknown to the wider public due to their own rarity.

Over the last few years, in particular, the Polonsky Foundation has cooperated with a number of major libraries and institutions, including the Bodleian and the Vatican Library, to sponsor one of the greatest digitisation projects of manuscripts and early printed books in the world.

Marc Polonsky, son of Leonard Polonsky, is a leading lawyer in corporate law and mergers and acquisitions (White & Case), specialising in Russia and Central and Eastern European countries. An Oxford alumnus himself (Univ), he divides his time between legal practice and the Polonsky Foundation.

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