(30 April 2015) Today Antarctica New Zealand delivered its physical pictorial collection, totaling more than 40,000 images, to Archives New Zealand. Spanning more than sixty years, this extensive pictorial collection will be housed at Archives New Zealand’s Wellington repository to ensure the public record of New Zealand’s Antarctic history is preserved.
“This pictorial collection is possibly the largest Antarctic-focused collection in the world,” says Jenny Ryan, Antarctica New Zealand Information Services and Applications Advisor, “I am very proud to have played a key role in seeing this project through since its beginning in 2013.”
The collection includes a variety of media; photograph slides, negatives, film, and glass plates.. More than half of the collection comprises photographs taken by professional photographers employed by the New Zealand Antarctic Programme. Other images include content taken by staff and donations by people who wished to make the material available for public record and safe keeping.
Read the details in the press release on Scoop.