Gallery and Museum collections GO LIVE!

Photographs, paintings, prints, convict tools, historical records, clothing, military paraphernalia, sculptures, farming equipment, household items, boat building tools, and much more can now all be accessed remotely as the collections of both the Hawkesbury Regional Gallery and Hawkesbury Regional Museum are now live online!

This project has been made possible by a State Government grant through the State Library of NSW. The funds were used to upgrade the Hawkesbury Library Service catalogue system and to also integrate the Museum, Gallery and the Library’s Hawkesbury Images catalogues into the same system.

Hawkesbury City Council is one of the first Local Governments in Australia to integrate its cultural collections so that people can search across all collections.

The ability for our community to access these unique and significant collections, which are housed and cared for at our Gallery and Museum, is needed now more than ever, the Mayor of Hawkesbury, Councillor Barry Calvert explained.

“This is a fantastic opportunity for members of the public to engage with these collections, now that the collection catalogue is available online for the public to access from home,” the Mayor said.

“Our collections can now reach a global audience.”

For more than 18 months, the Gallery and Museum team has been working diligently behind the scenes documenting, photographing and digitising over 7,000 Museum objects and 500 artworks for the online collection catalogues.

Try searching the collections, including recently digitised items. You can browse the collections thematically, and read about fascinating objects in the catalogue. Not all collection items have been uploaded yet, and more are being added each day.

So come and visit us online!

How to access the collections online

Visit www.hawkesbury.nsw.gov.au

Then select the Museum www.hawkesbury.nsw.gov.au/museum or the Gallery www.hawkesbury.nsw.gov.au/gallery website.

Click on the ‘Collection’ Tab at the top of the webpage

Click on ‘Search the collection’.

Enter your search in the search box and click <enter>.

For further details about the collections, exhibitions, updates and activities, follow us on Facebook www.facebook.com/hawkesburygallery or www.facebook.com/HawkesburyRegionalMuseum

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