Victorian Collections, a web-based catalogue system that allows Victoria’s museums and collecting organisations to upload and catalogue their collections, has added 100,000 cultural objects to the website.
The website providfes free and unlimited access to cultural heritage resources from across Victoria, spanning fine art, war heritage, sporting culture, technology and innovation, archaeological finds, and social history.
More than 450 collecting organisations have catalogued their collections on the site. The collections include a wide range of digitised objects – from Ned Kelly’s cartridge bag to more curious items such as a cigarette case made from the windscreen of a Japanese aircraft, and even a mummified cat.
The digitisation projectis a joint initiative of Museums Victoria and Museums Australia. It is accessible at victoriancollections.net.au