Preserving Shell heritage
Many of our heritage assets are stored in collections, between our archive in The Hague and at esteemed UK museums. Find out more below.
With over a kilometre and a half of shelving, the Shell Archive at our headquarters in The Hague is a heritage treasure trove.
This temperature-controlled environment houses items from around the world and dating back to the 1890s, including hundreds of thousands of precious papers, books, paintings, photos and films. We regularly loan out items from the archive to contribute to exhibitions and events around the world.
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More aspects of our heritage
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