The household family album is used to collect portraits of family members as well photographs of important events. Similar trends can be witnessed at University institutions. In addition to photos of individuals, above all, there are also photos of festive occasions such as birthday celebrations, trips or academic graduation ceremonies. Unlike official photos, these images offer an insight into previously hidden perspectives of participants. Irrespective of the context in which they were created, their selection, arrangement and inscription place the individual images in a larger institutional context and allow them to become part of a semi-public representation of a faculty or chair.

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