Photographic Archive

Over 60.000 images

The War Museum’s photographic archive contains over 60 000 pictures, mostly regarding the First and Second World Wars and the Italian colonial wars.

The archive runs a paid service for copying original photographs onto both photographic paper and CD ROM.
The cost of the reproduction includes: locating the materials, scanning, caption writing and publication.
– Photograph scanning CD ROM, email, USB – Low resolution “working copy” scan €3 inc. VAT.
– High resolution scan (300 dpi) €15 inc. VAT. 30% discount for museum members and students.
– Low resolution “working copy” scan €2.10 inc. VAT.
– High resolution scan (300 dpi) €10.50 inc. VAT.

Publication rights
€35 for pictures used for commercial purposes.
Authorisation to use the images (exclusively for images scanned at high resolution) is given after the publishing rights have been paid.

Poste Italiane costs are counted separately.
Payments can be made before the images are retrieved or by bank transfer.

Personal details are required for any eventual invoice (
Working copies are not for publication.

Regulations for researchers
Permission is non-exclusive, non-transferable and limited to the project indicated in the request.
Authorisation must be obtained from the War Museum for total or partial reproduction, publication or exhibition of any images subject to permission.
A €35 publication rights fee must be paid to the War Museum if images are used for commercial purposes.
Authorisation is granted once the payment has been made.
Publication must indicate ownership and location: i.e. Museo Storico della Guerra, onlus- Rovereto, album numbernumber of each individual photograph.
A copy of any work subsequently published must be presented to the Museum.

Online consultation
Part of the War Museum’s photographic archive is available online on the website of the Provincia.
To obtain a full list of the museum’s pictures on the Provincia’s website, visit the site, choose “ricerca avanzata”, select “Museo Storico Italiano della Guerra” from the options and click “invia”.
To search by subject/author/fond, choose the specific category of subject/author/fond and select “Museo della Guerra” from the options.

By appointment

+39 0464 438100

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