About the exhibition
The Queen’s Album explores the unique story of an album of photographs gifted to Queen Victoria at Windsor Castle in 1882 on behalf of the people of NSW.
The album contained 64 photographic images of sites and scenes in Sydney and regional NSW that were constructed to promote NSW as a progressive and desirable place, and to consolidate its position within the British Empire. At the time, the album was described as a ‘graceful tribute of loyalty’ to Queen Victoria. Today, its whereabouts are unknown.
The Queen’s Album reimagines a moment in history from nearly 140 years ago in this beautiful exhibition produced to mark 200 years since the birth of Queen Victoria.
Artists and Curator
- Dr Penny Stannard and Bonnie Wildie
Available Dates and
- Available dates
- 10/11/2019 - 01/12/2021
- Exhibition size
- Under 50 sq or running metres
- Originating state
- Organised by
- NSW State Records
- $500 (exc. freight)
- Web Site
- Other materials
- Reproduction glass plate negatives, video and pull up banners
- Primary contact
- Wendy Gallagher
- Senior Advisor, Regional Engagement
- NSW State Archives
- 02 9673 1788
- A touring exhibition by NSW State Archives