Dr. Tatyana Bogomazova
Peter the Great Museum of Anthropology and Ethnography (Kunstkamera), St. Petersburg, Russia
Head of the IT department
Has been working in museum field since
The recording date of the interview
February 19, 2013


And it is a great achievement of ours that, with the support of the Ford Foundation, we have been able to digitalize them all and make 45000 items public through our online catalogue.

Text of the interview

Dr. Tatyana G. Bogomazova is the Head of the IT department at the Peter the Great Museum of Anthropology and Ethnography (Kunstkamera) in St. Petersburg, Russia, and the person behind the computerization of the museum.

Dr. Bogomazova talks about IT projects in the museum and discusses the modern attitude to information.

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  • Who did you want to be growing up?
  • Where did you study?
  • What was your attitude to museums before you became a museum professional?
  • When and how did you start working in the museum field?
  • In which museum department did you start your career?
  • Could you describe how your career was evolving?
  • What was your idea of what ICTs could do when you were only beginning to work with them? Which dreams did you have?
  • When you first encountered ICTs did you feel that they were necessary in a museum, appropriate, important?
  • Where were the first computers in your museum?
  • Which role do ICTs play in your museum today?
  • What do you think is going to be the future or ICTs in your museum? Any ideas about the future?