National Gallery of Australia digitises art collection

Preserves collection of Kenneth Tyler video footage and images

The National Gallery of Australia (NGA) has begun digitising and preserving its collection of Kenneth Tyler’s film and sound collection, with the project set to be completed later this year.

NGA’s head of IT and digital imaging, Luke Marks, said the project uses state of the art film transfer workloads to preserve Tyler’s post-war printmaking.

“Over the last 10 years, we have created a fantastic website that encapsulates the rich history of Tyler’s extraordinary career,” Marks said.

“The next stage of the plan is to make his rarely seen 16mm and 35mm film collection available to the public...[and] to bring this to fruition we needed a specialist partner to ensure we maximised and preserved the cultural value locked up in the analogue film format.”

The films will be digitised to 920 x 1080p by audiovisual preservation and digitisation agency, DAMsmart, with images made into a JPEG 2000 file format.

The repository of images and videos will be accessible to future generations of art lovers thanks to the project.

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