Online Free Photo Archive Creates Mosaic of Collective Memory-Romania #romania

Jan Meisels Allen




A free online photo archive with pictures donated by the public is restoring Romania’s collective memory.  Azopan is the free online archive which digitizes and publishes analogue photographs donated by the public.

Go to to see the photos. There is a banner beneath the Azopan name . Click on the year you wish to view. It starts in 1900 and has an archive every five years through 1990.  One can view photographs from World War l as well as World War ll.


Azopan hopes more people will submit photos that they can scan and publish, making this archive grow so that it becomes even more representative of Romania’s pre-digital memory.


Jan Meisels Allen

Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


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