The Nopcsa Photo Collection
This website is devoted to the life and work of the Austro-Hungarian scholar, Baron Franz Nopcsa (1877-1933).
Baron Franz Nopcsa
Albanologist, Palaeontologist, Geologist
Baron Franz Nopcsa travelled to Albania and the southern Balkans (Bosnia, Kosova, Macedonia, Serbia) on numerous occasions from 1903 to the First World War. He lived in Shkodra which he used as a base for his travels in the wild northern Albanian mountains. On these journeys, he took with him not only his rifle but also his "Kodak" and made what are now exceptionally rare and fascinating photos of the region. The originals of these glass photographs, published here for the first time, are in the Hungarian Natural History Museum (Magyar Természettudományi Múzeum) in Budapest.