Landskrona Foto and Lunds universitet have formed a collaborative project together under the name of Rädda Bildminnet.
Rädda Bildminnet is initially focusing on photographic collections in Skåne and its use and interest for the research. Image, visual design, qualitative use and knowledge relating to photographic material play an important role in almost all empiric topics. The project aims at finding a research based strategy that describes which images should be conserved and how this evaluation could be done. Here a well thought-out plan must be conceived in order to know how to develop an inventory of collections and images. In this work the central role will be to approach questions such as what role the photograph plays for the society and the research.
The problems concerning the conservation of the photographic heritage of culture has been highly topical for a long time in Sweden, but far from being resolved in a satisfactory way.
In the collaboration concerning Rädda Bildminnet are also Riksarkivet and Malmö museer included.
In the frame of the Pufendorfinstitut at Lunds universitet an Advanced Study Group has started doing photographic research. The leader of the project Rädda Bildminnet is Alison Gerber, who holds a post doc employment at Sociologiska institutionen. The project is economically supported by Region Skåne, LMK-stiftelsen, and Crafoordska stiftelsen.