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Federal Archives of historic monuments (FAHM)

Characteristics
History: 

The Archive has been part of the Prints and Drawings Department of the Swiss National Library (NL) since 1 January 2007.

Inventory: 

The EAD collections focus mainly on documentation of government-backed measures in the areas of the preservation of historical monuments , the protection of historical sites, and archaeology. The EAD holds documents from the Federal Commission for Monument Preservation (EKD), the Cultural Heritage and Historical Monuments section of the Federal Office of Culture (FOC), federal experts, and key people or institutions active in this area.

The EAD also houses collections and bequests of great architectural and photographic interest, such as for example the Photoglob [postcard manufacturers] collection, the Zinggeler collection or the Bürgerhaus [local community centre] archive. The wealth of material in the archive consists of restoration reports, plans, photographs and negatives, administrative records and publications.

Information about the collections can be found online at HelveticArchives.

Remarks: 

Access to the collections on appointment; an advanced reservation is required.

Postal address
Schweizerische Nationalbibliothek Graphische Sammlung
Hallwylstrasse 15
3003
Bern
Switzerland
Contact
Phone number: 
+41 58 462 89 71
Statistics
Review Date: 
07.11.2017
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