Become a member of the EDA
We care about European photographic heritage
The "European Daguerreotype Association" (EDA) is a recently founded international – non-profit –association of photography enthusiasts, with special interest in history and art of the daguerreotype, the first photographic process since 1839. The founding of the association was part of the European funded "Daguerreobase" project to provide a sustainable digital platform of European daguerreotypes in public and private collections.
EDA will take care for the expansion and maintenance of "Daguerreobase", the only existing database of daguerreotypes as part of the visual European heritage.
Aggregation of new information on early history of photography, the enrichment of existing descriptions of daguerreotypes in public and private collections and the linking with other collections, museums, institutes and collectors, are the main tasks to build an authentic source for 19th century European photography heritage research.
EDA will encourage the study of the art of daguerreotype, including the preservation and conservation of the original objects, and his relation with other forms of 19th century photography.
With your support, EDA will become a strong and interactive community with an interest in the many different aspects of the use and practise of early photographic techniques and their expressions.
Members of the EDA will be permanently informed about upcoming events, exhibitions, new publications and activities concerning early photography and photo history.
EDA partners are offering assistance in organising workshops, publications, collection maintenance, education and teaching.
EDA will organise conferences, meetings and a special symposium or excursion each year, on different locations all over Europe. EDA is planning the first meeting in 2015 in Bry-sur-Marne, Paris.
Join us today!
All visitors of the Daguerreobase website have unlimited access to thousands of records of daguerreotypes, information on daguerreotypists and a large amount of historical literature related to the early period of photography. Collecting these data for the Daguerreobase project (November 2012 – April 2015) is partially funded by the European Commission.
However, we made a commitment to the EU and all our content providers, to keep this unique source of primary information accessible and growing after the completion of the Daguerreobase project. That is why we invite you to become part of a larger early photography community, to share interests, and to build with us on a sustainable association.
We are welcoming 'effective members' that will support the association in a more practical way, by cooperating with their knowledge and experience to strengthen and improve the organisation. Are you willing to spend some of your valuable time on a volunteer base?
Just want to support us? Then we are welcoming you with the same enthusiasm as a 'member'.
Click here for the EDA Invitation Card in PDF, or click the image on the right side of this page.
The membership fees for the European Daguerreotype Association are payable on a yearly base. Your membership will start at the day of reception of your application form and your payment.
Private / Individual Member
The European Daguerreotype Association is a 100% non-profit organisation founded according the Belgian law on VZW. Gifts or donations are accepted and appreciated, but we are not registered for tax purposes.
- When Photography was a Silver Plate
- The Daguerreotype Collection at the Museum fuer Kunst and Gewerbe, Hamburg
- The National Library celebrates the daguerreotype
- Treasures in the Royal Library of Copenhagen
- The Daguerreobase Project at the Daguerreian Society Symposium in Austin
- Ruskin, a lecture in Oxford by Ken Jacobson
- Raising Awareness in Northern Europe
- Our virtual exhibition on Google Cultural Institute
- Niépce's plates on display at The National Media Museum
- Modern Daguerreotypes of Historic Garden Treasures
- Join us in Bry-sur-Marne, October 2015
- Mirror with a Memory
- In Pasadena, The 2015 Daguerreian Society Symposium
- Images of the past, Reflections on the Present
- Estonian daguerreotypes soon to be published in Daguerreobase
- Daguerres Große Entdeckung. A publication by Peter Wutz
- Daguerreotypes. Europe's Earliest Photographic Records
- Daguerreobase at Daguerreian Society Symposium
- Become a member of the EDA
- Andreas Gruber for STREULICHT N°4
- A German Lady, a new publication by Jochen Voigt
- A Daguerreotype Workshop with Mike Robinson
- "Snap, bang, wallop, what a picture..."