The IK collections are catalogued under art, photography and library. They have been created as a result of various projects, by exchange or through donations. The collections are generally limited to subjects that are or have been used by IK in its research and information work.
We have accepted the responsibility of taking care of collections that are related to the subject areas with which we work. Some collections have been deposited in large public institutions, where interested parties can more easily view them. Other collections are exhibited around the world for promotional purposes.
The IK reference library is an impressive and natural extension of our work with information and enlightenment. Our unique collection of photographs, maps and old illustrations is the result of many years’ work in our editorial offices and Studio IK. The pictures have been collected during project work; their value to society has grown considerably and will continue to do so.
Many of the IK collections have been donated to us by individuals or by organisations who believe in what we are doing. This trust also has its obligations, and we only say yes when we are sure we have or can create a long-term project that fits in with our work. Our collections must give added value to our work.