2012 – The first works in the Archives could begin by obtaining a grant from the Ministry for the project “Inventory, archiving and documentation part of the artistic heritage of Zofia Rydet” (please refer to the “Inventory”) .
For the full completion of work on the cycle, still good quality negatives digitization is to be done.
2012 – In parallel – run by the Archeology of Photography Foundation – a project to resume publication of “Little Man” was carried out, a partial inventory of photographs and negatives belonging to that cycle was done and used in publishing the publication.
For the full completion of work on the cycle, still archiving, digitization of negatives, positives and archive inventory and documents is to be done.
2013-2015 – Thanks to a grant from the Ministry, in collaboration with the Foundation of the Visual Arts, the Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw and the Gliwice Art Reading Room, the Foundation launched the first phase of work on the cycle – digitizing, organizing and archiving negatives, positives and documents and finally the creation of the portal – an online gallery where you ultimately will be available several thousand shots. Scheduled for 2013-2015 are: exhibition, publishing and conference.
For the full completion of work on the cycle, still archiving and full inventory of positives.
To complete the development (inventory, archiving, digitization) there are still remaining cycles: “Time of passing “, “Transformations” (here: in addition conservation of photographic objects) , “Endlessly Distant Roads”, “Bad days”, “Epitaph”, “Silesian Suite” (here: in addition conservation of collages).
Successively arranged, archived and digitized are all located in the Archives documents: correspondence , press realeses, posters, exhibition folders, photographs, biographical diplomas, personal documents, etc.
The Foundation also has a collection of photographs by – winning and appreciated – Tadeusz Rydet older brother of Zofia Rydet and her first teacher of photography.