Since 1917 the National Library has collected photographs, in particular views of places and portraits, from mid-19th-century Daguerreotypes to present-day agency pictures.
The Swiss National Library’s collection of prints includes image documents as well as iconographic and artistic works on geography, customs, cultural and political topics and people in Switzerland.
The Swiss National Library’s poster collection covers Swiss poster production from its earliest days in around 1860 to the present day.
The collections of the National Library include the images of Friedrich Dürrenmatt and art collections covering the work of Daniel Spoerri, Karl Gerstner, Serge and Doris Stauffer as well as artists’ books.
Architectural history, historic monuments preservation, archaeology, protection of built heritage and landscapes, and folk culture
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