Drawing with Light: photography at the Australian Museum.
The Australian Museum opened its doors in 1857, roughly the same time as the rise of photography as we know it. Photography has become an extremely important tool for documentation and visual expression. Consequently, an extraordinary photographic collection has been created, recording the life, times and work of the Australian Museum.
Enjoy our photo album.
Our image makers [images of Museum photographers]
Much of the Museum's vast collection has been photographed at some point.
This documenting process serves many purposes within the Museum's walls:
Photography is about documentation, visual art and everything in between.
In a museum setting, this does not change.
In fact, the art and the context feed each other...
...leaving behind a superb collection of images rich with history and meaning.
Last Updated: 11 February 2010
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