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Visual Resources Centre: Aalto University's image collections

Aalto University's image collections in Aalto-Finna

Explore Aalto University Archive's collections in VRC + archives page

Visual resources related to the activities and results of learning and research are digitised and catalogued into Aalto-Finna in co-operation with the Learning Centre VRC-service and Aalto University Archives.

With Aalto-Finna Image archive search you can find images related to the activities and history of Aalto University and its predecessors. Archive materials contain historic photographs that document teaching and research at the University, visual materials related to theses and student works, and materials from personal archives of some former teachers of the University. The earliest materials are from early 20th century.

For some materials only descriptive information is available in Aalto-Finna, if copyright allows images are displayed. If an image is not displayed for copyright reasons, the Raami image database maintained by the Learning Centre can be used at the Visual Resources Centre in the Learning Centre premises. Use permissions are displayed alongside each image, the majority of the historic materials are available for free use with an open CC-BY 4.0 license. The original materials are available for research at the Aalto University Archive.

Only a limited amount of images is available in Aalto-Finna, the archive holds collections that are not yet made digitally available. If you can’t find what you are looking for, please contact:

arkisto@aalto.fi (archive research services, high-resolution images, digitisation and publication enquiries)

Depositing Aalto University's visual materials to the archives

Do you have images or works related to the studies, research or activities at Aalto University that may be worth preserving?

Do you have images or works related to your dissertation or diploma work?

Do you have materials resulting from a project that may interest future researchers?

We receive primarily digital but in some instances also original visual materials that are related to the studies and research at Aalto University, e.g. diploma works, exhibitions and projects. Cataloguing and possible digitisation into the Raami image database as well as making the resources available for research is managed by the Aalto University Archives in cooperation with Learning Centre VRC.

Contact: arkisto@aalto.fi