The Marubi National Photomuseum is one of the most valuable national, cultural, historical and touristic institutions in Albania. Located in Shkoder, it was established in 1970. The museum houses photography dating back to 1858, including some of the first photographs captured in Albania. The total number of glass negatives and films preserved in the photo library is about 500,000. The Government of Albania, Albanian Development Fund, European Commission and the AADF have created a development program for the Museum which will include physical renovations, expansion of visitor services and technical capacity building. The project aims to create a state-of-the-art museum with the highest international standards in preservation, security, exhibition of materials and accessibility. The museum is expected to open for visitors early 2016.