About Neogranadina and
The Colombian Archives Initiative

Neogranadina (Fundación Histórica Neogranadina, in full) is a non-profit foundation constituted in the Republic of Colombia that aims to implement new technologies to protect, rescue, and promote the historical artistic and cultural patrimony of Latin America. We currently focus on the digitisation of Colombia's manuscripts and early printed books. The Colombian Archives Initiative is a UK-based sister foundation that shares the same aims, but unlike Neogranadina is not yet a registered charity. More information on our twin organisations, their activities, and how to get involved can be found on this website.

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Digitisation of manuscripts
and early printed books

Our technology allows us to digitise historical manuscripts and early printed books at a very low cost, while still adhering to all technical and conservation guidelines. This allows us to carry out digitisation programmes even in remote and rural areas, and always for free.

What we do

Digital Archive and Library

We are preparing a digital archive and a digital library (the Archivo Histórico Digital de los Colombianos and Biblioteca Digital Neogranadina, respectively) that use the latest technologies to make Colombian manuscripts and early printed books in private archives and libraries available to everyone around the world, for free.

Collaborative Cataloguing

We are developing a crowdsourcing project to catalogue the thousands of images we have been digitising in archives around Colombia over the past few months. For this purpose we are assembling a community of collaborators with palaeographical knowledge and experience, and it would be great to get you involved.See more...

Our partners

The Medici Archive Project - Florencia, Italia

Universidad del Cauca - Centro de investigaciones Históricas José María Arboleda Llorente - Popayán

Universidad de los Andes - Departamento de Historia - Bogotá

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Get involved!

If your institution is interested in early printed books and manuscripts from Colombia and Latin America and you would like to help, please get in touch: we are always looking for new partners.

If you are interested in our project and you would like to offer us your help, time, or knowledge, please get in touch. All our members are volunteers, and we are always looking for more.

If you can help us with a donation of money or equipment, please have a look at the information on the donations page, or contact us. Our activities are only possible as a result of the generosity of people and institutions like you.

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