Source overview

Main catalogue of the collection of photographic documentation of the Institute of Ethnology of the CAS

This collection contains documentation from research conducted by the Institute of Ethnology in the years 1954–2015. It focuses on construction, agriculture, clothing, eating, minorities, social life, social groups, non-European culture and other topics researched by the Institute of Ethnology at the Czech Academy of Sciences.

The main catalogue contains photographic documentation from the foundation of the Institute of Ethnography and Folklore Studies (predecessor of the current Institute of Ethnology) in 1954 to the present day. Photographs (positive prints – mainly 13 × 18 cm, and negatives – mainly 6 × 6 cm) from research conducted by the IE (or IEFS) and research activities of individual researchers are added to the catalogue continuously. The entire body of photographs is very diverse in terms of subject matter, and comprises materials documenting a broad range of manifestations of folk culture.

  • Person responsible for administration of information source
    Barbora Gergelová (
  • Current content of information source
    87,000 catalogue entries
  • Intended content of information source
    supplemented continuously
  • Listings have associated digital objects