In February 2009 Foundation employees traveled to the Nederlands Fotomuseum in Rotterdam. The visit was aimed at gathering knowledge of local standards for storing and digitizing photographs. Owing to the hospitality of the curators and conservators of the Museum, we were able to acquaint ourselves with the workings of the institution’s archive.
Fotomuseum has existed since 2003 and was founded on the basis of the National Photographic Archive. The Museum houses the Centre of Expertise for Photography, and the digitization of its collection began in 2000. Currently the Museum has in its custody, and researches, over 130 collections left behind by photographers who were born or lived in the Netherlands.