The Queen's Album at NSW State Archives

Join Dr Penny Stannard at NSW State Archives for an exclusive curator-led talk and a viewing of selected glass-plate negatives of images from The Queen’s Album exhibition.

The Queen’s Album exhibition, on display at Parliament House 5–27 May, explores the fascinating story of a series of photographs gifted to Queen Victoria in 1882 on behalf of the people of NSW. The album contained 64 images of sites and scenes in Sydney and across regional NSW, and made an unambiguous statement affirming that rapid progress had been made in NSW in less than a century of British colonisation.

The album, gifted to Queen Victoria as a tribute of loyalty, offers a rare glimpse of a changing colony nation seeking to establish its identity in the world.

This members-only event provides the opportunity to hear the stories that led to the development of The Queen’s Album exhibition, together with a rare viewing of a selection of the original glass-plate negatives in a behind-the-scenes tour of the NSW State Archives. Refreshments will be provided.



Tickets $20


When & Where

Thursday 13 May 2021 11AM–1PM

Western Sydney Records Centre

NSW State Archives, 161 O'Connell Street, Kingswood, 2747

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