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Welcome to Daguerreobase

Daguerreobase is an online application designed to contain detailed information about daguerreotypes. Members can view, edit and store records of individual daguerreotypes and establish relations to other records based on a wide range of characteristics. This includes collections, owners, creators, hallmarks, housing models, sizes, materials and free text descriptions.


This project is partially funded by the Competitiveness and Innovation Framework Programme (CIP).
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Journal Year 2 | Issue N.2 | Spring 2015

We are pleased to present the new issue of the Journal:
Daguerreotype Journal Year 2 | Issue N.2
Spring 2015

Find the journal here.

Photography on a Silver Plate

Photography on silver plate, Daguerreobase virtual exhibit on Google Cultural Institute

We are pleased to present "Photography On A Silver Plate", a virtual exhibition about the first true photographic process: the daguerreotype, created in the context of our European funded “Daguerreobase Project” and published in collaboration with Europeana and Google Cultural Institute.

The daguerreotypes presented in the exhibition show us the faces, places and stories of the nineteenth century and testify to the conceptual breakthrough initiated by photography in the field of visual mass communication, which consisted in satisfying, yesterday as in today's digital age, our desire to permanently record the fleeting and unrepeatable moments of our lives.

All the pictures presented in the exhibition have been selected from the open content archives of Europeana and can be accessed and viewed on our database and

Visit the virtual exhibition on Google Cultural Institute