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
About 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
- A RIVER.. 49,660 photos, 4,744 members
- MONUMENT 32,306 photos, 2,378 members
- Project Weather 645,585 photos, 92,199 members
- Nature is my medicine 10,347 photos, 337 members
- World Wide Planes 59,028 photos, 420 members
- RUNNING LANDSCAPES 74,683 photos, 4,518 members
- ANCIENT RELICS 86,348 photos, 4,142 members
- Plants, Stones & Nature Landscapes 48,020 photos, 1,573 members
- The Best of Black and White Photography 14,978 photos, 698 members
- m▲gic n▲ture 42,024 photos, 2,063 members
- SARDEGNA chiama SICILIA e viceversa. 75,484 photos, 2,346 members
- [...] on public space 2,974 photos, 72 members
- Recreate Culture 57 photos, 63 members
- Enquire Mag 168,869 photos, 7,879 members
- POTPOURRI MAGAZINE 257,265 photos, 7,951 members
- Nautical pictures of interest. 43,775 photos, 392 members
- Dated Vintage Photographs (pre 1945) 6,378 photos, 323 members
- Kulturhistorisk fotografi 6 photos, 2 members
- Autokromer 2 photos, 2 members
- Nationella fotografregistret 33 photos, 3 members
- Vintage pics 31,479 photos, 568 members
- Jihozápadní Čechy - Southwest Bohemia 165 photos, 39 members
- Gotland Nature Reserves 225 photos, 90 members
- Historical Gardens 14,493 photos, 646 members
- Britain's Postal Heritage 2,201 photos, 287 members
- 1st Photo Ever 3,751 photos, 400 members
- Norske Kirker / Norwegian Churches 3,554 photos, 339 members
- Castles, Mansions & Old Ruins 338 photos, 46 members
- Places Of Great History 388 photos, 31 members
- Windows & Doors -- Old & New 672 photos, 61 members
- Flickr Social Club 1,279,224 photos, 36,776 members
- Absolut Today 18,183 photos, 691 members
- Vintage Eyes That Speak 3,099 photos, 145 members
- Flickr 5.25 1,059 photos, 1,353 members
- Runes and runic inscriptions 640 photos, 180 members
- Stångehuvud 34 photos, 15 members
- Svenska kyrkor - Swedish Churches 5,422 photos, 422 members
- Churches Kościoły Kirchen 66,146 photos, 1,830 members
- Earth Hour 2009 Global 3,172 photos, 2,651 members
- Figgjo, Nymolle, Bjorn Winblad, Arabia of Finland...Scandinavian 883 photos, 160 members
- Gotland 4,858 photos, 362 members
- Sweden before 1950 7,622 photos, 541 members
- Flickr Commons 2,504 photos, 2,145 members
Swedish National Heritage Board doesn't have any testimonials yet.
- January 2009