|Welcome to the Daguerreobase|
Daguerreobase is an online application designed to contain detailed information about daguerreotypes. Members can view, edit and store records of individual daguerreotypes and establish relations to other records based on a wide range of characteristics. This includes collections, owners, creators, hallmarks, housing models, sizes, materials and free text descriptions.
Some of the currently represented collections
The upcoming months, Daguerreobase will be renewed and transformed into a multilingual platform to serve the public, collectors, collection keepers and all who is interested in (historical) photography and history, with daguerreotype descriptions and access to historical literature in at least 10 European languages. We do expect to have the renewed Daguerreobase operational at the end of September 2013, from when the consortium will continue to bring more data available and develop activities related to the daguerreotype, such as the launching of a 4-monthy journal and an online Daguerreotype Masterpieces exhibition.
Renewing of Daguerreobase is made possible with the financial support through a FP7-program project of the European Commission. This website is developed with the financial support by Mondriaan Stichting, the BankGiro Loterij and the Fotomuseum Provincie Antwerpen.