Photo Archive

Mari Hildung

Perspektivet Museum owns approximately 500,000 photographs of cultural-historical value. The collection consists of several smaller collections made by amateurs and professionals, including Tromsø photographers such as Christian Hansen and Knut Stokmo. Particularly popular are Fjellanger Widerøe’s aeroplane photos from the 1950s and ‘60s. There are also exclusive examples of 19th-century Daguerreotypes. In other words, the photographic material we administer has considerable significance and gives unique insight into Tromsø’s history from the mid-1800s to today.

The public are invited to delve deeply into the archive through our Flickr pages. Here you can search, comment and share photos via social media. The pictures can be downloaded for free, and if you would like high-resolution images, these can be ordered from the museum.

All the pictures are published under the Creative Commons licence CC BY-NC-ND, unless otherwise indicated under specific pictures. The licence allows you to download and share pictures with others as long as you cite the original source. You cannot change the pictures in any way, or use them commercially without permission from Perspektivet Museum.

If you have questions or would like to order digital picture files, please contact us at

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