Please note that the description below refers to the Directory in the old user interface of Archives Portal Europe. Once the presentation of institutions registered in the portal has been implemented in the new user interface, you will find this on the "Find an institution" page. Alternatively, you can already use the Search in institutions.
The Directory offers information about institutions holding and maintaining archival materials. It should be noted that the Directory includes institutions not yet publishing archival materials on the portal.
There are two ways to navigate. If you use the map, you can zoom in and out to narrow down a region of your interest until you find an institution for which the main contact information becomes available when clicking one of the markers on the map. The other way is to use a list of institutions sorted by country. When you select a country in the list, the map automatically shows the area too. Be aware that some countries are organised by type of institutions while others are organised by region or administrative structure.
You can find information including contact details, opening hours, available services and the list of finding aids and holdings guides already available on the portal.