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HEIR, the Historic Environment Image Resource, contains digitised historic photographic images from all over the world dating from the late nineteenth century onwards. HEIR’s core images come from lantern slide and glass plate negatives held in college, library, museum and departmental collections within the University of Oxford. New resources are being added all the time, including collections from outside the University.

HEIR’s mission is to keyword the images and rephotograph them in their modern settings so they can be used by researchers from a wide variety of disciplines to track changes to sites, monuments, landscapes and societies over time.

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HEIR is funded by The Reva and David Logan Foundation and the John Fell Fund at the University of Oxford.