Photo archive

Archeological and anthropological photo materials

The Museum of Cultural History, University of Oslo, Norway has an extensive photographic archive of its collections. The archive also includes photographs from archaeological sites and excavations, as well as photographs from anthropological expeditions undertaken by Roald Amundsen, Carl Lumholtz and others.


Our period of delivery is a minimum of four weeks for requests concerning archived photographic material and a minimum of four to twelve weeks for requests where additional photography of an artefact is required. Please note that large orders, and orders sent to us in July, will entail longer delivery periods.

Written requests

All requests for photographic materials and/or permission for usage must be sent to us in written form. Please read our price and usage conditions before using the electronic photographic order form.

Online images

The images avaiable on "Images for the Press" and the online image database "Fotoportalen" can be used free of charge for any purposes by following the Creative Commons License CC BY-SA 4.0. The following information must be legibly published together with the images: © Museum of Cultural History, University of Oslo, Norway/ name of photographer if known.

How to use the online image database "Fotoportalen"?


Published Apr. 15, 2008 1:59 PM - Last modified June 29, 2017 10:50 AM