The Queen's Album

National Exhibition Register

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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
Exhibition Details

Available dates
01/07/2022 - 31/12/2025
Exhibition size
Under 50 sq or running metres
Originating state
Organised by
NSW State Records
$500 (exc. freight)
Web Site
Accompanying materials available
Digital Catalogue, Exhibition Tour Manual, Invitations or Invitation Template, Media Kit, Public Program Opportunities
Other materials
Reproduction glass plate negatives, video and pull up banners
Primary contact
Tara Kita
Senior Producer Travelling Exhibitions
Sydney Living Museums
02 8239 2265 / 0405 341 112
A touring exhibition by NSW State Archives