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Help the UNESCO Archives enrich its exceptional photo collection!

We’re transcribing information from 5,000 photos of our historic collection, image by image, so that all the details we have about each photo are searchable.

It’s a big job, so we need your help! Join us now on heritagehelpers.co.uk!


Partner with us

There is still so much more waiting to be discovered. While the scale of the present project is ambitious, it represents just a selection of the archives and historical audiovisual collections of UNESCO. Our rich holdings also include:

  • Paper records. Over 10,000 linear meters (lm):

    • IICI Publications

    • Conference of Allied Ministers of Education (1942-1945)

    • Preparatory Commission of UNESCO (1945-1946)

    • Relations between UNESCO and Member States

    • Project and activity files

    • Outstanding personalities

    • Actions in the field

  • Audiovisual heritage. 

    • 170,000 photographs, including negatives and slides documenting UNESCO’s actions from 1945 to the present day

    • 2000 films on UNESCO activities

If you wish to know more or to contribute to this project, please contact the UNESCO Archives.




Generous support for this project has been provided by the People of Japan


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