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Agricultural engineering

Special Collections holds a unique and large collection of digitised photos from the former IMAG. And a large set of printed brochures and manuals of all agricultural machinery traded in the Netherlands in the 20th century.

Agricultural engineering, 1950-1990

The collection of about 35,000 photos was taken by photographers employed at the Institute for Mechanisation, Labour and Buildings [Instituut voor Mechanisatie, Arbeid en Gebouwen (IMAG)]. IMAG is a former scientific institute in Wageningen. The IMAG researched mechanisation processes in agriculture and horticulture. Main topics are research setups for the testing of agricultural machines, installations and buildings.


Wageningen Research holds the copyrights to this collection. The photos can be downloaded for free and used for non-commercial use. The Creative Commons license CC BY-NC 4.0 is applicable.

Agricultural machinery in the Netherlands

The former Museum of Historical Agricultural Machinery (Museum Historische Landbouwtechniek, Wageningen) collected in 1980-2008 a large amount of brochures and manuals of all kinds of agricultural machines. The brochures are stored in boxes in the stacks of Special Collections.

How to find a brochure?

Search in the 'Folderoverzicht' (the Catalogue of the agricultural machinery) to find information on the machines you need. For example:

  • search by brand ('John Deere')
  • search by type of machine ('melkmachines')

Please use CTRL F to search for specific terms in the document. The information is in Dutch.