The Library has a large collection of photographs of architecture in Denmark and abroad. In addition to this are special groups of photographs donated by individual architects, which cover everything from travel images to pictures of their own buildings. More
A special focus is Danish architecture during the period from the 1860s up to the end of the 1900 century. The library owns a large collection recorded by the country's top architectural photographers, including Strüwing foto, Kjeld Helmer-Petersen and Jonals foto. In addition, the Library has received extensive collections of photographs and slides from Danish architects
The extent of the collection
The collection's extent is not known exactly, but contains hundreds of thousands of photographs and slides. The Danish architectural photography collection are sorted by architect and / or topographically with a rather high accuracy, the foreign topographic at a slightly less dense level, while the architects many slide collections and photographs are unregistered and are available in the order the library has received them. Therefore you can anticipate a certain effort if you want to be informed in these.
A special collection of rare old recordings (ra-photo) from the 1850s and 1860s, mainly from abroad, can be seen in the form of backups. The originals are very sensitive to light and can only been seen if we get a reasoned application.
Photographs are of tremendous value as documentary material, but can also constitute an independent art form.The collections include photographs in both categories, and one must as a user expect to resolve copyright issues with the photographers and their descendants, if you want to use them.
The Photograph collections are only slightly electronically registered. The foreign architecture photographs are arranged in drawers by country and city, the Danish by architects and after addresses. Both the Danish and foreign architecture photographs can be viewed by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org. Remember also to make an appointment to visit the Study room where the photos can be seen.
So far, a small part the photographs are digitized.
How can I view the photographs?
The photographs can through contact email@example.com be ordered for review at the Study room in Søborg. Please indicate as exactly as possibly which building by which architect you want to see photographs of.
REMEMBER to book a time for your visit to the study room in Søborg - Bestil tid til studiesalen
The photographs cannot be lent out, but scannings or photo shots of them can be ordered.
We refer all those interested to the Library’s general regulations regarding photographs and scanning (see section on Photos Service & Copyright), and ask them to be aware that the responsibility for clarification of any artistic copyright rests with the borrower.