Sharing our museum collection with a world-wide audience

Published on Friday, 13 November 2020 at 6:00:00 AM

Over the last few weeks we have begun uploading photographs and information about our museum collection to a new online platform called Collections WA. 

The Collections WA website became live in June 2020, after some extensive behind the scenes development by the Collections Sector Working Group led by the Western Australian Museum.  The working group also includes  senior representatives from the State’s premier cultural institutions as well as the Australian Museums & Galleries Association, Western Australia.

Collections WA is a searchable platform that will bring together many different collections held by community cultural institutions across Western Australia.  These may include Aboriginal language centres, RSL branches, historical societies and school archives as well as museums and galleries.

Collections WA will connect to the Culture WA portal that provides access to WA’s four main collecting institutions – the WA Museum, the Art Gallery of WA, the State Records Office and the State Library of WA.  It will also be linked to Trove, the National Library of Australia’s digital search engine.

The platform is part of a digital package that will also include a tourism portal, which will connect with other tourism platforms to drive tourism to the regions. To view our landing page on this website please follow this link:

Sharing our museum collection

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