HEIR, the Historic Environment Image Resource, is an interdisciplinary image resource at the School of Archaeology, University of Oxford, created by Dr Sally Crawford and Dr Katharina Ulmschneider, and curated under the direction of Dr Janice Kinory.
HEIR’s mission is to rescue neglected and endangered photographic archives, unlock their research potential, and make them available to the public.
HEIR 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.
Brought into existence in 2014 with funding from the University’s John Fell Fund, and the Reva and David Logan Foundation, Chicago, HEIR relies on private donations and grants to keep it running. If you would like to support HEIR, please donate here to help us continue rescuing endangered historic image collections and make them available to the public for free.