Monday, September 12, 2011

Save our Stories: the Craft Australia digitisation project

 Image number 1009019: Tom Moore, Just Another Day (detail), 1986

Craft Australia is saving the story of the Australian Studio Craft movement. Over 25,000 colour slides that form part of its national historical collection represent a unique visual archive as the Craft Australia Image Bank.
Unfortunately, the slides are slowly deteriorating in the historic slide sleeves of the past. Craft Australia is preserving these slides by digitising them and making them accessible online. Images of work by Australian artists dating back to the late 1960s will now be viewable on the internet.
We need your help to make these stories talk. Preserving and digitising this rare material is very costly. To date we have had the support of the National Library of Australia. With $10,000 we have saved 4,000 slides. Craft Australia needs a further $35,000 to save the slides in the collection.


Be a part of the story 

Make a donation to Craft Australia and help to us to save our stories.

  • With as little as $5 dollars you can help to rehouse, preserve and digitise a story.
  • With $50 we can do that to an entire slide sheet of stories.
  • With $500 we can do ten slide sheets.
Be part of Australia’s history, save the past for a vibrant future.
Please donate to save our stories.

About Craft Australia image Bank website
Images saved so far Flickr

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