WAG Digitisation Lab

Date: 
Monday, 22 February 2021 to Sunday, 18 April 2021
Location: 
Temporary Gallery

WAG is one of a number of public galleries in Victoria invited to participate in Creative Victoria’s Regional Digitisation Roadshow (RDR): a project designed to create digital records of Victoria’s key public collections.

Using a state of the art WideTek36 art scanner, the Gallery’s collection of 2D paintings and works on paper will be methodically scanned to significantly increase our library of digital images. The second stage of the project involves the photography of our collection of 3D objects and larger paintings. Our goal is to scan or photograph several thousand collection works and in doing so, significantly increase the number of high resolution images we hold (currently 7% of the collection).

The digital files produced will significantly increase our image library and provide greater access to our collection, through reproduction, images for education, research and online applications. Digital images will be added to our website and key works will be represented on Creative Victoria’s Victorian Collections website at victoriancollections.net.au

The project has been supported as part of Creative Victoria’s Regional Digitisation Roadshow, The State of Victoria as represented by the Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions. A digitisation Support Officer is provided through The Regional Gallery Digitisation Project, Working for Victoria supported by funding through Working for Victoria and will be delivered by AMaGA Victoria in collaboration with Creative Victoria. 

Public Programs
Digitisation Lab
Wednesday 7 April 10:00-4:00pm:
Bring your treasured items and book a 15 minute session with WAG experts to scan using a state of the art WIDETEK 36 Scanner. You will receive a high resolution digital file of your item. Please note, items must be 2D (e.g. paintings, drawings, photographs or any type of artwork existing on a single flat surface rather than 3D freestanding sculptures), strictly no larger than 90x150cm and weigh less than 10kg. The scanner has a height allowance of 10cm for thicker 2D items.
FREE places are limited, bookings essential via EVENTBRITE
Covid-19 public safety conditions in place

Photographing Artwork and Building a Portfolio with Curator of Exhibitions & Outreach, Aaron Bradbrook
Saturday 20 March 2-3pm
FREE places are limited, bookings essential via EVENTBRITE
Covid-19 public safety conditions in place

Archiving, Digitising and Collection Care with Curator of Collections, Murray Bowes
Wednesday 14 April 5:30-6:30pm
FREE places are limited, bookings essential via EVENTBRITE
Covid-19 public safety conditions in place

Images:
WideTek36 art scanner at WAG.  
Warrnambool Art Gallery Collection Store (detail).