Thursday, December 20, 2012

National Library of Australia receives glass negatives

From the Sydney Morning Herald:
More than 13,000 glass negatives forming the Fairfax Archives Glass Plate Collection were donated to the National Library of Australia on Monday.

The photographs, taken by Fairfax photographers between 1908 and the mid-1930s, will be restored and put into digital form in a partnership between Fairfax Media, the National Library and the government's National Cultural Heritage Foundation, which contributed $425,000.
The library's director-general, Anne-Marie Schwirtlich, said the collection was particularly significant for Australians' understanding of the early 20th century.

Full article available at Sydney Morning Herald, December 4, 2012.