Always excitied to share collection digitistion news, and the Jewish Museum of Australia (based in Melbourne) has recently launched a new website that includes online access to around 3000 objects from their collection, with plans for mroe to be added.
Senior Curator and Collection Manager Juliette Hanson (pictured) says:
The Internet Museum (IMu) is a very exciting and important project for the Jewish Museum. It will increase the level of access to our collection immeasurably by opening it up to international audiences, as well as allowing local researchers and visitors to engage with the collection before and after their visit to the Museum.
Our remarkable collection contains over 20,000 objects and stories. For the past year the collections team have been busily working to make it accessible online. This is a huge undertaking, and after a year of meticulous work, we have digitised 3,000 collection items. We envisage that the entire process of digitisation will take up to five years.
Our collection primarily represents the unique social and cultural history of Australia’s Jewish communities, but it also includes items that signify the broader history and practices of Jewish people from across the world.
The Museum acknowledges the Naomi and Samuel Wolf Stopnick Fund, whose kind generosity has made the online collection database possible.