FOMU collects images that illustrate the history of (Belgian) photography in all its aspects.
The photographic image collection has over 915.000 items (including negatives).
The photographic equipment collection of FOMU comprises 23.000 objects and is one of the leading collections of its kind in the world.
The FOMU library is without doubt the largest and most specialised photography book collection in the Dutch-speaking world.
The Personal Archives collection is the most substantial of the four collections in FOMU’s possession. It comprises over 40 personal archives/archives/large collections from Belgian photographers and companies (2,774,987 pieces), spanning the 19th, 20th and 21st centuries.