die Kraft der Sonne © Christian Zschalig / IAP

The IAP and its collections

Like many institutions and departments of TU Dresden, the Institute of Applied Physics houses extensive collections of historical objects. Together they open up a unique panorama both of the early history of photography and of scientific photography as an important field of research and teaching.

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The Collections

Haupteingang Krone-Bau © Kai Schmidt/IAPP

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Colllection Visits & Reproductions

Collection Visits

Guided tours to the collections can be scheduled upon request. Objects can also be consulted for scientific research.


Reproductions of objects held in the collections, where available, can be requested for research purposes and publication. Please note that processing individual requests may take several weeks.

Please address any requests via email to:


Else Schlegel

Collection Curator