The Digitisation Project - Behind the Scenes
The Digitisation Project – Behind the Scenes, includes pieces that were chosen by the 10 staff members who worked on a recent Creative Victoria project to digitally photograph around 900 pieces from the Gallery’s permanent collection.
The exhibition includes the staff members’ favourite pieces, and gives the public an idea of just how diverse the Gallery’s collection is. The exhibition includes pieces from the Grimwade Collection, including a leopard-print overcoat, and also photographs that show the process behind the digitisation project, which will give the public insight into how it all rolled out.
The digitisation project aims to make the Gallery’s highly valued collection more accessible to the community by photographing collection pieces. Ararat Gallery TAMA was selected to take part in the pilot project, which will see the images uploaded to the Victorian Collections’ website for easier access to researchers, teachers and the general public.
TAMA was the first Victorian regional gallery to undertake the project, which took place in April and early May 2019. The project was a partnership between Creative Victoria, the National Gallery of Victoria and the Public Galleries Association, with the possibility of it being rolled out to other regional galleries in the future.