SHFA - Swedish Rock Art Research Archives- original digital archive material

SND-ID: SND 0882

Creator/Principal investigator(s)

Swedish Rock Art Research Archives


SHFA is a national project for the construction and establishment of a database and a digital archive of rock art documentation and research at the University of Gothenburg, funded by the Bank of Sweden Tercentenary Foundation, the National Heritage Board and the Swedish Research Council. Miljödata AB in Karlskrona handles the IT development. SND, the Swedish National Data Service, is responsible for long term storage of the original digital archive material.


The Purpose of the Swedish Rock Art Research Archive is to make contemporary and historic rock art documentation available for research by creating a new infrastructure with a new IT system of research databases and to make these accessible through a digital research archive as well as a public archive for original documentation resulting from a thorough surveying and registering of rock art documentation in more than 80 official and private archivesm to scan, digitalise, and adjust to the web, the documents and images of these archives and to manage the academic research programme "Från antikviteter för de bildade till kultur-

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Research principal, contributors, and funding

Research principal

University of Gothenburg

Funding 1

  • Funding agency: University of Gothenburg, Department of History

Funding 2

  • Funding agency: Swedish National Heritage Board, Swedish National Heritage Board

Funding 3

  • Funding agency: Bank of Sweden Tercentenary Foundation

Funding 4

  • Funding agency: Swedish Research Council
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Data contains personal data


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Geographic location: Sweden, Italy

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Published: 2012-01-01
Last updated: 2020-05-05