The Archive Gallery has been transformed for the archive’s latest offering Collision: misadventure by motor car. This exhibition presents previously unseen traffic accident photographs taken by police between 1920 and 1964. Recent research on the archive reveals that after the mid-1940s the police approach to photographing accident sites becomes more comprehensive – expanding from one […]
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Arianne Martin, Publicity Assistant with the Historic Houses Trust, recently interviewed Caleb Williams and Holly Schulte, the curators of a new Archive Gallery show presenting the work of retired police photographer, Walter Tuchin. Arianne: This exhibition is the first time the museum has focused on the work of a single crime scene photographer, as opposed […]
The archive reveals many aspects of daily life interrupted by terror or misfortune. The form of the archive is almost as diverse as the subject matter it depicts, comprising numerous media types ranging from large-format glass plate negatives to small, curling photographic prints. My mind often turns to the specifics of the camera and darkroom […]
The Justice and Police Museum’s photography archive was the subject of a couple of exciting public events held in September. Caught on camera: Sydney’s criminal underbelly, in association with History Week 2009, gave three unique perspectives on the photographs in the archive. Head Curator, Caleb Williams spoke about the layered process of reconstruction that is […]
Exposure: Ruth Williams, Media Relations Manager for the Historic Houses Trust, interviews curators of the Archive Gallery, Holly Schulte and Caleb Williams. Ruth: So guys, what led to the development of this new space, The Archive Gallery at the museum? Holly: There are so many inspiring images that we find everyday …this is a way […]