The Norman Foster Foundation Archive is now part of the Archives Portal Europe

November 19, 2019

The Norman Foster Foundation Archive is now part of the Archives Portal Europe, the main platform for the diffusion of archives and cultural institutions of Europe.

The Archives Portal Europe provides access to information on archival material from different European countries as well as information on archival institutions throughout the continent. Archival materials can be search amongst 275,084,790 descriptive units of archives, 26,825 persons and entities and 7091 institutions.

The Archives Portal Europe is composed of an international team working to create a one-stop web service to make European archives as accessible as possible. The Portal enables researchers and users to find information more efficiently from millions of archival materials stored in hundreds of archival institutions. Most importantly, it is the first European archives platform created at this scale, the potential provided by these connections is important for both archival professionals and the users.

The Archives Portal Europe also cooperates with Europeana in order to make archival material searchable and findable within its cross-domain approach of presenting cultural heritage objects online from libraries, archives, museums and audio-visual collections. The two cooperating institutions are working towards developing a common digital infrastructure for cultural heritage across Europe.

Forming now part of the Archives Portal Europe, the materials constituting the archive of the Norman Foster Foundation can now be found on the portal’s website, functioning as a file and documentation metasearch engine.

This new incorporation will make it easier for researchers to know the Archive and the Foundation itself and to consult the database and activities of the Foundation.