The Regional Gallery Digitisation Project was managed by AMaGA Victoria in collaboration with Creative Victoria, and funded through the Victorian State Government’s Working for Victoria initiative. 

About the project:

The Regional Gallery Digitisation Project was a short-term project delivered in 2021 that supported the digitisation and management of collections at twelve galleries and museums across regional Victoria through the placement of 16 support officers. 

The team supported each host gallery’s digitisation goals and objectives through a range of activities, including but not limited to:

  • Digitising and photographing collections, including image processing
  • Undertaking data clean-up and review
  • Upload of digitised material to Collection Management Systems, including Victorian Collections
  • Migrating collection data across Collection Management Systems
  • Working on policy, foundation and procedural documentation
  • Exhibition install and deinstall
  • Creating social media content and sharing collection stories

Behind the scenes, the team also developed a network of collaboration and information sharing, and engaged in ongoing training and cultural engagement activities such as the artwork recreation examples shown below.



Ethel Spowers
The gust of Wind
linocut on paper

Collection of the Art Gallery of Ballarat

Daniel Kelly
The gust of collection management

Collection of the Art Gallery of Ballarat



Rupert Bunny
Girl drying her hair (c.1910)
oil on canvas
54 x 81 cm
Shepparton Art Museum collection, purchased, 1950.
Image: Shepparton Art Museum

Jennifer Parker  Girl dying her hair (2021)  photograph  Image: Shepparton Art Museum

Jennifer Parker
Girl dying her hair (2021)
Image: Shepparton Art Museum


Participating Galleries

  • Art Gallery of Ballarat
  • Bendigo Art Gallery
  • Benalla Gallery
  • Castlemaine Art Museum
  • Geelong Gallery
  • Hamilton Gallery
  • Horsham Art Gallery
  • Latrobe Regional Gallery
  • Mildura Arts Centre
  • Shepparton Art Museum
  • Wangaratta Art Gallery
  • Warrnambool Art Gallery


Project Staff

  • Julie Fenley, Project Manager
  • Ben Blackett, Bendigo Art Gallery
  • Matthew Cook, Mildura Arts Centre
  • Elyse de Valle, Bendigo Art Gallery
  • Maggie Hollins, Benalla Gallery
  • Daniel Kelly, Art Gallery of Ballarat
  • Deborah Hennessy, Warrnambool Art Gallery
  • Denise Lovett, Hamilton Gallery
  • Shaye Malsem, Wangaratta Art Gallery
  • Jennifer Parker, Shepparton Art Museum
  • Jenny Peterson, Latrobe Regional Gallery
  • Ben Plunkett, Horsham Art Gallery
  • Alex Rollo, Geelong Gallery
  • Claudia Ross, Hamilton Gallery
  • Yvonne Tang, Castlemaine Art Museum
  • Madi Whyte, Hamilton Gallery
  • Annabelle Williams, Benalla Gallery


The Regional Gallery Digitisation Project was proudly supported by: