Share your collection

We are committed to digitising and sharing old photographic collections of archaeological and heritage landscapes. If you have a collection which you would like to share through HEIR, please contact us. Through HEIR, your images will be available for research and keywording through HEIRtagger and available to view and share through HEIRonline:


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The HEIRtagger web platform offers partners to enhance the teaching and research value of any digitized collections by

  • broadening keyword classifications of datasets for efficient, interdisciplinary data-mining
  • creating comparative modern landscape and monument re-photographs
  • disseminating knowledge of their resource
  • contributing to a world-wide resource-sharing initiative
  • helping to generate new collaborative research projects

HEIR on-line

Screen Shot 2016-04-13 at 14.39.00The HEIR on-line database allows the public and researchers to:

  • search your images
  • download and share low resolution images


HEIR is part of a growing network of individuals, projects and institutions who are contributing to the effort of saving and sharing forgotten photographs of archaeology, landscapes, environments and cultures from around the world. Supporters, contributors and collaborators include:

Jerome Bertram

Matthew Jellings

Caroline Wickham-Jones

John Nandris

Richard Logan

Elizabeth Harrison

Ann Spencer

Andrew Wilson

The EAMENA project:

‘Supported by the Arcadia Fund and the Cultural Protection Fund and based at the Universities of Oxford, Leicester, and Durham EAMENA was established in January 2015 to respond to the increasing threats to archaeological sites in the Middle East and North Africa. This project uses satellite imagery to rapidly record and make available information about archaeological sites and landscapes which are under threat.’

The NPAPH project:

‘The Non-Professional Archaeological Photographs project has the aim to preserve non-professional documentation of archaeological campaigns – prior to the 1980s – to the future and make it accessible to the public via digital archives. Furthermore, the project pleads for an international collaboration between archaeological institutions in order to connect these digital archives and bring them under the attention of the public by the use of this website.’

Please contact the project directors:

Dr Sally Crawford F.S.A.
Senior Research Fellow
The Institute of Archaeology
Oxford OX1 2PG

Dr Katharina Ulmschneider F.S.A.Senior Research FellowThe Institute of Archaeology
Oxford OX1 2PG

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