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Powerhouse Museum to launch open access image repository

The Powerhouse Museum has just announced plans to create an open-access image repository to showcase the organisations’ extensive image archive. The portal will initially begin with about 5000 images and grow to include the museum’s glass-plate negatives collection, including some 7903 images from the Tyrrell Photographic Collection.

The Collection consists of 7903 glass plate negatives from the studios of Charles Kerry (1857-1928) and Dorset-born, Henry King (1855-1923), who had two of Sydney's principal photographic studios in the late 1800s and early 1900s. The Tyrrell Collection provides an important record of city and country life at the time with a number of broad themes: Sydney and suburbs; south coast; Blue Mountains; transport; rural New South Wales; shipping; caves; sports; Indigenous peoples of Australia and the South Pacific.

The Museum in Sydney also has the Hedda Morrison Collection which comprises images taken in the Far East.

Photo: Glass negative, half plate, 'Coogee', Kerry and Co., Sydney, c. 1884-1917

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