We are the government agency responsible for cultural heritage and historic environment issues in Sweden. Our public archives hold about four million photos – including copy prints, glass plates and other negatives, slides and digital copies. The photos were taken over a period stretching from the later part of the 19th century until today.
More about our photo collections
Our photo collections include individual collections from various times – such as that of Carl Curman, mainly from the latter part of the 19th century – as well as the Board’s own recent photographic work and photos taken over more than a century in connection with the activities of the Board (which actually was founded in the year 1630! – long before photography was invented).
The themes represented include – among others – ancient monuments and churches, urban and rural environment, archaeology, industries and aerial photos. The photos often show people, both known and unknown. Some photos are from other countries than Sweden, some are repro photos of other materials from our holdings, such as drawings, watercolours and prints.
Kulturmiljöbild – our photo database
More than 200 000 of our photos are digitized and searchable in our photo database online. The database is continually updated with newly digitized photos.
Visit the photo database: www.raa.se/kmb
Read more about the database
Our photos on The Commons
The Swedish National Heritage Board has become a member of The Commons on Flickr in order to increase public access to our photos and provide a way for the general public to contribute with information and knowledge. New photos will be added regularly. You are welcome to share, to comment, tag or just enjoy!
Read more about our policy regarding the photos we show on The Commons.
More photos on Flickr
On our other account on Flickr we show photos from the Swedish National Heritage Board’s events since June 2011: Riksantikvarieämbetet
- ANCIENT RELICS 6,326 photos, 624 members
- Plants, Stones and Landscapes 13,819 photos, 872 members
- The Best of Black and White Photography 1,054 photos, 168 members
- m▲gic n▲ture 15,657 photos, 994 members
- SARDEGNA chiama SICILIA e viceversa. 47,366 photos, 2,139 members
- [...] on public space 2,142 photos, 69 members
- Recreate Culture 57 photos, 63 members
- Enquire Mag 109,565 photos, 6,906 members
- POTPOURRI MAGAZINE 156,425 photos, 6,905 members
- Nautical pictures of interest. 41,251 photos, 379 members
- Dated Vintage Photographs (pre 1945) 5,181 photos, 285 members
- Kulturhistorisk fotografi 6 photos, 2 members
- Autokromer 2 photos, 2 members
- Nationella fotografregistret 33 photos, 3 members
- Vintage pics 17,406 photos, 374 members
- Jihozápadní Čechy - Southwest Bohemia 167 photos, 37 members
- Gotland Nature Reserves 299 photos, 74 members
- Historical Gardens 11,996 photos, 581 members
- Britain's Postal Heritage 2,128 photos, 268 members
- 1st Photo Ever 2,410 photos, 331 members
- Norske Kirker / Norwegian Churches 2,978 photos, 284 members
- Castles, Mansions & Old Ruins 320 photos, 47 members
- Places Of Great History 149 photos, 23 members
- Windows & Doors -- Old & New 627 photos, 61 members
- Swedish National Heritage Board - Events 3 photos, 4 members
- Flickr Social Club 829,530 photos, 32,203 members
- Absolut Today 15,931 photos, 701 members
- Vintage Eyes That Speak 2,926 photos, 119 members
- Flickr 5.25 1,074 photos, 1,374 members
- Runes and runic inscriptions 571 photos, 155 members
- Stångehuvud 34 photos, 12 members
- Svenska kyrkor - Swedish Churches 4,886 photos, 355 members
- Churches Kościoły Kirchen 49,619 photos, 1,515 members
- Earth Hour 2009 Global 3,247 photos, 2,685 members
- Figgjo, Nymolle, Bjorn Winblad, Arabia of Finland...Scandinavian 753 photos, 153 members
- Gotland 4,256 photos, 295 members
- Sweden before 1950 7,022 photos, 472 members
- Flickr Commons 2,181 photos, 1,808 members
Swedish National Heritage Board doesn't have any testimonials yet.
- January 2009