26 September 2023

Archives’ Q-Album opens gateway to the past

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The Queensland State Archives (QSA) has invited historical organisations from around the State to take advantage of its Q-Album which is growing to become the community’s historical collection-sharing platform.

In a statement, the QSA said the Q-Album was established in partnership with Gaia Resources.

“It brings together our archival collection plus smaller historical collections from around Queensland — from Cooktown to Cunnamulla,” the QSA said.

It urged people to go online and browse through the Q-Album.

“You will find stunning images from Queensland’s history, while comparing past and present images of streets and towns using Google Maps, and reading the fascinating stories behind the photos,” the QSA said.

“You can search across the site, or navigate it by place, map, timeline, or theme.

“When you find something of interest you can find out more about the item, its historical context and background, as well as other items related to it.”

The QSA said Q-Album also provided history groups, museums and libraries with an easy-to-use online platform to share their collections with the rest of Queensland.

“Features include direct access to create and maintain collections; account pages to brand and help promote collections; the ability to provide the historical context of collection items; and geo-mapping that allows visitors to compare location images of the past and the present,” it said.

The QSA urged historical organisations to share their collections on the free-to-use platform by writing to [email protected].

It said Q-Album was developed as part of the Advance Queensland program.

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