Archive of photographs of Quido Záruba and Department of Engineering Geology




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  • 1.2.2016 – Archive of photographs of Quido Záruba and Department of Engineering Geology is publicly accessible. It contains 6500 photographs.
  • 28.2.2016 - 950 photographs (6x6cm) were added to the Archive of photographs of Quido Záruba and Department of Engineering Geology.
  • 28.2.2016 - 1270 photographs (6x6cm) were added to the Archive of photographs of Quido Záruba and Department of Engineering Geology.
  • 20.6.2016 contains 10000 photographs.
  • 11.2.2017 - 820 photographs (6x6cm) were added to the Archive


  • Department of Engineering Geology of the Institute of Rock Structure and Mechanics CAS has wide photo archive of prof. Quido Záruba founded of the Engineering Geology in Czechoslovakia. The archive contains over 40,000 photographs, photo negatives and slides documenting variety of geological features, hazardous natural features (landslides, rockfalls) and engineering structures. This makes an unique collection of documentary photographs of effects of hazardous natural processes covering period from 20' of the 20th century until recent years. This gives excellent opportunity to observe development of areas affected by natural hazards during the course of time and climatic changes. The creation of the digital photo archive was supported by the "Strategy AV21 – Natural hazards" program of the Czech Academy of Sciences.


    The Quido Záruba's Photo Archive recently contains more than 8,000 photos (size 6x6 cm and color slides). The archive is being continuously updated depending on the progress of photo digitalization. The online archive contains compressed versions of the full scanned photographs with "water mark" for preview. These are freely available on the web. After registration, high resolution photographs (color slides with 1024 x 768 pixels, photographs 6 x 6 cm with 1700 x 1700 pixels) in JPG format can be downloaded. If you would like to obtain full resolution of selected photographs in TIF format, please contact us at quido.zaruba[at]irsm.cas.cz.