Hamilton Gallery

Going Digital
Tuesday 15 March to Sunday 27 March

going digital

Hamilton Gallery is allowing a never-before-seen glimpse into the fascinating process of digitising artworks in this open studio-meets-exhibition.

Visitors are encouraged to engage our digitisation team in discussion about the state-wide project and the process of taking an object and capturing its details to be stored digitally for decades to come. Their pop-up workspace is accompanied by explainer graphics, video content and projections to shed light on everything from photography and cataloguing to databases and record management.

Over the last year, Hamilton Gallery has participated in The Regional Digitisation Roadshow project. Supported by Creative Victoria and Australian Museums and Galleries Association, this program is designed to assist with the digitisation of collections across regional galleries in Victoria.Digitisation is an integral part of an art gallery’s responsibility to preserve their collection and make it more accessible. Digitising the Hamilton Gallery collection will reduce the need for physical handling of objects, allow conservators to assess the condition of an artwork using high quality images and provide online access and education to curators, scholars and the public, both locally and globally.

The exhibitions and collection team have implemented various processes and developments over the last 12 months including setting up collection management software, identifying and auditing high value works and photographing over one hundred and fifty artworks for the Hamilton Gallery 60th Anniversary publication.

We have also have digitised over two thousand artworks and objects.This is a complex and ongoing process and can take up to five years. This project has built the foundations for Hamilton Gallery’s collection to be fully digitised within the next 3 years.

Claudia Ross

Claudia Ross – Digititisation Officer


Meet the young artists working on digitising our collection and gain insights into their careers in the Arts industry. 

Free event

Madi Whyte

Madi Whyte – Digititisation Officer