SA museum to digitise Aboriginal items – Ninemsn

by aanationtalk on August 20, 2013506 Views

August 19, 2013

The South Australian Museum is making a digital record of its Aboriginal artefacts to allow greater access by indigenous communities.

The museum says it has the world’s largest and most comprehensive collection which includes items from all regions of the country.

For the first time a digital record of every object will be made to provide open, global access.

It says with tens of thousands of objects to record and photograph, it is an ambitious project with local, national and international significance.

“It will provide an essential historical record for Aboriginal Australians that will be easily accessible to them,” museum acting director Andrew Lowe said.

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