The Maria Austria Instituut (MAI) in Amsterdam (the Netherlands) collects and maintains photo archives of special quality by photographers that have a bond with Amsterdam. These archives are maintained and, if possible, digitized, in collaboration with the city archive of Amsterdam. On the website MAI Beeldbank a large collection of digitized photos can be viewed. The number of available photos keeps growing. In December 2015 over 115.000 photos were available.
It is possible to browse the collection by photographer, or to search by subject. Various filter options are available for the search results.
Images are accompanied by extensive metadata, and can be downloaded in JPEG format. In order to obtain them in high resolution, it is necessary to pay.
‘MAI Beeldbank’ is supported by various institutions.