Photography of Cultural Heritage items


Nowadays, with digital imaging far more common than traditional analogue photography, the visual aspect has become more emphasised than verbal communication: many people only get to know art pieces through photographic reproductions.

Cultural heritage institutions are increasingly facing the challenge of digitising their collections. Making good quality photos of cultural heritage collections is an art in itself and requires professional knowledge and skills.

Paul M.R. Maeyaert free lance Photographer, working on Cultural Heritage items since more than 40 years, is cooperating with the LoCloud project, with the aim of including his collections of art photos into Europeana. He has written a short text providing useful tips and requirements for making good professional photographs of cultural heritage items.

Download the factsheet by Paul M.R. Maeyaert.