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The archives of Dr. Ivan Polunin are an extensive multimedia collection recounting natural history and cultural traditions in 20th century Southeast Asia.


Photo slides


Audio recordings


Hours of film


Our archive of historical media can be licensed for usage in a variety of projects for the public or private sector. We offer a straightforward licensing process, so you can quickly and easily obtain the rights to use our archival material in your projects.



We accept research initiatives from educational institutions and independent researchers who want to enhance the quality of the archives.


Social causes

We are passionate about using our archive to promote social causes. We want to mirror the good that Ivan did, and give back whenever possible. If you have ideas on how to do this, reach out to us and let’s work together to make a difference.

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