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The Queen's Album - NSW State Archives & Sydney Living Museums

The Queen's Album - NSW State Archives & Sydney Living Museums

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Visit The Queen's Album, the latest art exhibition on display in the Fountain Court at NSW Parliament.

On display from Wednesday 5 May, The Queen's Album exhibition explores the unique story of an album of photographs gifted to Queen Victoria in 1882 on behalf of the people of the Colony of New South Wales. Designed to promote NSW as a desirable place, the album was composed of 64 images of sites and scenes around the State. This included the Botanic Gardens and Australian Museum in Sydney, as well as images from developing regions such as Newcastle and the Blue Mountains. 

Curated through a collaboration of staff at NSW State Archives and Sydney Living Museums, research and development of the The Queen's Album exhibition led to a number of discoveries - including the fact that the whereabouts of the original 'Queen's Album', are unknown. This 'mystery' has grown to become an additional storyline within the project and one that staff at NSW State Archives hope may be solved with help from the public. 

How to see the exhibition

Visit the Fountain Court exhibition space at the Parliament of NSW on weekdays, 9am-5pm. The Queen's Album is on display from Wednesday 5 May - Thursday 27 May 2021.

If you can't make it in person, a virtual exhibition will be placed online following the exhibition's opening. 

Discover more about the exhibition 

Learn more about the story behind The Queen's Album exhibition in the video series below, created by NSW State Archives. 


Interested in exhibiting at Parliament?

Learn about our exhibition spaces and how to apply to have your works displayed on our information page here.