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Image collections

The image collection at the University Library – everything from photographs to drawings
The University Library has a large collection of images of various kinds, of which many are digitised and searchable in the University Library’s image collections:

Tage Erlander, Olof Palme and Ingvar Carlsson engaged in discussion

Tage Erlander, Olof Palme and Ingvar Carlsson at "Studentafton", Lund 1959. From the Firma Hagblom-Fotos collection.

Highlights of the collections

The Firma Per Bagge photographic collection

Photographs from Lund from around 1890 to 1935. Among these approximately 15–20 000 photographic plates are images of the urban environment and of inhabitants of Skåne and the city of Lund.

The Firma Hagblom-Foto collection

Photographs from Lund from approximately 1930 to 2000. This collection of approximately 1 200 000 negatives with press images of Lund subjects is in the process of being digitised. It is already possible to view many fantastic photographs in our image database!

Mårten Sjöbeck’s landscape photographs

Landscape photographs from approximately 1920 to 1960. This collection contains about 3000 images of high artistic value which depict the southern Swedish cultural landscape over four decades.

Chinese watercolours

50 well-preserved watercolour paintings from the 1700s representing porcelain production in China.

The De la Gardie map collection

Approximately 1200 maps in various techniques, mainly from the 1700s.

In addition, we have thousands of portraits in various techniques of both Swedish and international subjects, oriental and military history maps, drawings of birds and much more.

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Bird painting
Större korsnäbb. Sketch by Magnus Körner, from the Sven Nilsson collection.

Nova Tabula Scaniae
Nova Tabula Scaniae (1716), from the De la Gardie map collection.