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This list does not aim to be exhaustive, but will hopefully provide some further avenues of interest for people to explore. Here you will find sites and organisations active in the area of image digitisation or providing access to local history resources online. The scope is intentionally broad. We are always interested in hearing from agencies or organisations that might be appropriate for us to link to, particularly any with a Victorian focus.

Picture Australia


Picture Australia is a database combining 500,000 images from a number of Australian institutions, including libraries, museums and a university. The images are mainly of photographs and art works related to Australia.

State Library of Victoria Picture Collection


The State Library of Victoria's Picture Collection forms a comprehensive visual record of the State and its people. Consisting of about one million images, the Picture Collection is the oldest documentary visual collection in Australia. It illustrates the history and development of Victoria from the early years of the Colony of Port Phillip to the present day. Also included are some interstate and overseas images.

The National Library of Australia Pictorial Collection


The Pictures Collection contains approximately 45,000 paintings and 550,000 photographs; most of this material has been catalogued with individual descriptions or collection summaries. Of the material that has been catalogued, over 30,000 items have been digitised. These images are available through this catalogue, for research and study purposes. More online images are added regularly.

National Film & Sound Archive


The National Film and Sound Archive is Australia's audiovisual archive, collecting, preserving and sharing this rich heritage.



australianprints from the National Gallery of Australia - prints, posters and illustrated books from Australia (including Aboriginal Australia), Papua New Guinea, Aotearoa New Zealand and the Pacific Islands

Museum Victoria


Museum Victoria, Australia's largest public museums organisation, is the State Museum for Victoria (Australia), responsible for the care of the state's collections, conducting research, and providing public access. Museum Victoria operates three campuses, Melbourne Museum, Scienceworks Museum and the Immigration Museum.

Collections Australia Network

Collections Australia Network

The Collections Australia Network (CAN) portal is a public gateway to collecting institutions across Australia including the small to medium regional institutions.

Mechanics Institutes of Victoria


The Mechanics' Institutes of Victoria Inc. aims to promote and protect the cultural heritage, collections and buildings of the hundreds of mechanics' institutes operating throughout Victoria. Mechanics' institutes provided the first adult education and libraries in Australia. Today they continue to operate as places of community instruction and recreation.

National Gallery of Victoria


The Ian Potter Centre, (NGV Australia at Federation Square) is the spectacular new home of Australian art. Twenty galleries are housed in a landmark architectural complex. NGV has more Australian art on permanent display than any other gallery in the world.

Royal Historical Society of Victoria


The Royal Historical Society of Victoria was formed in 1909 and is a community organisation committed to collecting, researching and sharing an understanding of the history of Victoria.

Capture your collections


This online course will guide you through the process of digitising your collection; from planning and budgeting through to implementing your digital project. The course is freely available to those working in the Australian cultural sector.

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