Anthropology Photographic Archive database contains images from the Department of Anthropology Photographic Archive, now held in the General Library Special Collections Department at the
University of Auckland Library.
The images record Anthropology staff
research in New Zealand and the Pacific Islands, from 1950 to around 2000. There are
approximately 60,000 images in total, ranging
from social anthropology in Papua New Guinea and Tokelau, to
archaeology in Western Samoa, Tonga and New Zealand.
Most images are freely available online. Images of museum objects and from books are restricted to staff and students at the University of Auckland. A small number of culturally sensitive images are totally restricted to bona fide researchers approved by the Department of Anthropology.
Images remain the property of the photographers, who have given the Library permission to put them online. Some have been made freely available under the Creative Commons BY-NC-ND licence, but for most images the Anthropology Department should be contacted for permission for further use.
The Anthropology Photographic Archive is the
result of a joint project between the University Library and the
Department of Anthropology to preserve and ensure long-term access to
items in this valuable and unique research archive.