Welcome to Arctic Institute’s Photography, Art and Object, Maps and Audio Collection. You can see these items without being a registered user, but in order for you to request items you need to have an account and be logged in. Being logged in also means that you can create your own collections with our items, which is attached to your profile. If you have any problems or questions feel free to contact us using the following email address: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The database contains a large historical Photo Collection and photos of our Art and Object Collection as well as Maps and an Audio archive – all related to either Greenland or to the rest of the Arctic. The historical photos document both expeditions to and everyday life in the Arctic, primarily Greenland. The oldest photos are from the 1850s and the majority of the photos from the period 1890-1960. This collection contains about 250.000 photos. The Art and Object Collection contain busts, paintings, models and expedition equipment. The Audio Collection contains interviews and songs related to the Arctic. The collections are continuously growing, and we are still in the process of digitalizing them and uploading new items on a daily basis.
This webpage is only partially in English, but with the following small guide and the help of an English-Danish dictionary, you will be able to use our database. In the top right grey box there is a search field where you can type in places, animals, people, plants, transportation devices, photographers, artist, etc. in Danish. To only see the historical photos make sure that only the small box marked “Arktiske billeder” is ticked, likewise with the art and objects and the small box marked “Arktiske genstande” and with the sound and the small box marked “Arktisk Lyd”. When you have chosen your search words and pressed enter you will see all the photos containing your search words. Click on one of the pictures to see the information related to it and click on it again to see it enlarged.You can search in our database without being logged-in, but if you wish to request something from the database, suggest changes to the information or create your own digital photo album that only you have access, you need to register as a user and be logged-in.