Gallery information  [1]

Gallery information

The Burenhult Archive contains at present about 50 000 images from all around the world, photographs covering mainly the topics of archaeology, anthropology, culture, heritage, nature and travel. A large part of the images have been photographed during a series of expeditions to traditional societies in the Pacific area and south-east Asia. The archive consists of nine collections, some of which also have sub-collections, based on geographical areas. Each thumb-nail image in the gallery has attached information on origin, availability, etc. The thumb-nails are curtailed - a click will open up the full picture. The Gallery is under construction. Reproduction rights to all images in the Gallery as well as additional images, can be obtained from picture agency The Image Works in New York, where so far c. 1500 images are placed, ,or from Göran Burenhult through CONTACT.

Archaeology Europe Collection
This collection contains images of prehistoric archaeological sites and artefacts from the Stone, Bronze- and Iron Ages in Europe, with the exception of megalithic monuments, which have there own collection, Megalithic sites Europe. Rock art sites are numerous in this collection, as are Stone and Bronze Age burials.

Australia Collection
The Australia Collection focuses on aboriginal rock paintings in Arnhem Land and Queensland and the surrounding landscapes.

Features Collection
Here a series of images can be found which have no specific geographical connection. Two main groups can be distinguished, Studio arrangements, and Natural, e.g. sunsets, and here are also included topics related to lifestyle, health, food and fitness.

Indonesia Collection
This collection has three sub-collections: the Sulawesi Collection, with the documentation of the traditional Toraja people in Tana Toraja in the mountain area of the island; the Sumba Collection, with the megalith-building people of this island in the Lesser Sunda Islands; and the Sunda Collection, which covers the islands of Komodo, Flores, Solor, Lomblen, Alor, Luang, Sermata, Tanimbar, and Romang in the Lesser Sunda Islands.

Megalithic Europe Collection
Due to the large number of images of monumental stone-built tombs and temples in the archive, the photographs of these archaeological sites have been placed in a collection of their own, the Megalithic Europe Collection.

Morocco Collection
This collection of images, mainly from the city of Marrakesh, was photographed in 1965, that is before the city became a major tourist goal, and consequently gives a very original picture of the traditional every-day life. Also the “Blue Men”, the touareg nomad people of southern Morocco, were documented the same year.

Oceania Collection
The Oceania Collection is the largest in the archive and has six sub-collections: the Easter Island (Rapa Nui) Collection; The Fiji Collection; the French Polynesia Collection with images from the islands of Tahiti, Mo’orea, Huahine and Raiatea; the Hawai’i Collection; the Micronesia Collection with images from the islands of Truk, Ifaluk, Pingelap, Kusaie and Phonpei (Ponape) in the Caroline Islands and Federated States of Micronesia, Tarawa and Kuria in the Gilbert Islands, and Funafuti in Tuvalu; The Solomon Islands Collection; the Tonga Collection; and the Vanuatu Collection with images documenting traditional societies on the islands of Malakula, Vao, Pentecost, Ambrym, and Tanna.

Papua New Guinea Collection
The Papua New Guinea Collection has three sub-collections documenting traditional societies in various environments: the Highlands Collection; the Sepik District Collection; and the Trobriand Islands Collection.

World Archaeology Collection
This collection contains images of prehistoric archaeological sites from all over the world outside Europe, and has so far three sub-collections: the Egypt Collection; the Sahara Collection, documenting the numerous rock-art sites and other archaeological remains in their environment in the Tassili n’Ajjer mountains in central Sahara; and the USA Collection, mainly documenting rock-art in Arizona, New Mexico and Hawai’i.