Institut National du Patrimoine

Country: Tunisia
Collection Type: Cultural organisation State agency/ Ministry
Collection Size: 10,000-50,000
Period: 1930-1960 1960-1980 Later than 1980
Type of Material & Format: Black and White images Colour images Digital files Film-based negatives Glass plates positives and/or negatives Prints

The National Heritage Institute (INP) is a public administrative institution under the Ministry of Culture, responsible for establishing the inventory and study of cultural heritage, archeological, historical, civilizational and artistic artifacts.
The photograph library was created in 1984 and holds around 110,000 photographs, in the form of film-based negatives, positives, some 11,000 glass plates, Black & White and color images. The INP includes photograph collections from various museums in Tunisia such as Musée de Carthage and Musée de Bardo. Moreover, it also includes the Tunis Medina archives, the collection of the White Fathers missionaries, and images from historical and archeological sites in Tunisia. The archive has grown with contributions from INP photographers, such as Benassir, Khalifa, Rida or Selmi, and photographs have been mostly acquired on the occasion of exhibitions. The collection is available through an electronic database and accessible upon request for researchers, historians, archeologists, and INP employees.

Contact Details: Name: Mohamed Ali Ben Hassine, Collection representative
Address: Rue Sophonisbe, Carthage Hannibal – 2016 Carthage (Tunis)
Tel: +216 22 946 326


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