Oldest photos

Fratelli Alinari

Fratelli Alinari was one of the world’s oldest photographic firms, founded in Florence, Italy in 1852. Its archives contained 5.5 million photographs, ranging from daguerreotypes to modern digital photos from around the world. A unique selection of photographic material from Alinari’s huge and prestigious archives of photography have been deposited in the Arctic World Archive.

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Other collections

National Museum of Norway

Sami Culture

The National Museum of Norway made a deposist with selected artworks celebrating Sami culture. ...

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Want to join a deposit on Svalbard?

To visit Svalbard is on many people's bucket list, and we recommend everyone who stores their precious memories in AWA to participate in a deposit ceremony.

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