About PICTURA

PICTURA paedagogica - the picture archive on the history of education


PICTURA paedagogica provides access to various image collections on the history of education.

In PICTURA you will find illustrations of learning and teaching situations, school buildings and classrooms, as well as visual materials that could be used as teaching aids in the various subjects.

The digital picture archive is continuously growing and is open for new collections - please contact us by mail to info.pictura@dipf.de  if you would like to participate in PICTURA.
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The picture archive on the history of education Pictura Paedagogica Online started in January 2000 as a DFG project with the aim of promoting research on pictures as sources of educational history. This goal is implemented by bringing together various collections of picture materials digitally in one place, by making the picture data accessible in a uniform way and by making them freely accessible.
Since May 2001, the picture archive has been available for online research, and currently contains more than 70,000 images.

In 2020 PICTURA was relaunched: the data system was changed and all data was migrated to a new system. At the same time the internet presentation was completely redesigned.
On 1 December, PICTURA paedagogica was released to the public under the new address.



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