Wangaratta Art Gallery is one of six public galleries in Victoria to be selected for a pilot project by Creative Victoria to create digital records of the artworks in its collection. This initiative involved digitising the collection and assisting with the Gallery’s responsibility to care for the collection and make it more accessible. Digitising a collection is a highly complex and labour-intensive task, carried out by trained staff members.
The Roadshow Project involved expert conservators and digital photographers working in residence to support the project’s outcomes.
This project, and exhibition Revealed: The Regional Digitisation Roadshow gives visitors to the Gallery the opportunity to come and watch the digitisation process reveal what happens behind the scenes and discover the hidden gems within the Wangaratta Art Gallery Collection.
Now the digitisation is complete, and Wangaratta Art Gallery celebrates this project by presenting a salon show of highlights from the collection, revealing what the collection holds and exposing the hidden gems often kept away in storage.
This project was supported by the Creative Victoria under the Regional Digitisation Roadshow funding.