Detail from copper etching by Joan Blaeu

National cultural heritage platform

Alvin is a national platform for the long-term preservation and accessibility of digitised collections and digital cultural heritage material from Swedish cultural heritage institutions. It is also a catalogue of material that has yet to be digitised.
Carolina redivivaUB Lund

The platform is developed and maintained by Uppsala University Library and is run in consortium form together with Gothenburg University Library and the University Library at Lund University. Several other cultural heritage institutions are also members of Alvin.

In the database you will find author archives and other personal archives, advertisement posters, medical history, portraits, photographs from polar expeditions, botanical posters, letters, sketch books, among many other objects.

Most of the material you find i Alvin have in common is that you are able to use and download it freely.

Read more about copyright in Alvin here.