AMI November Seminar

Heritage – the Linnaeus Tripe Album

Date     Monday 26th November 2018

Time     5:30 pm for 6pm start

Venue   Seminar Room 2, Conference Centre Entrance 3 off La Trobe St,

              The State Library of Victoria, Latrobe Street (between Swanston and Russell) Melbourne.

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No charge, but GOLD COIN DONATIONS requested to cover costs.

In 2017 the State Library Victoria generously presented replicas of the photographs from the album to the Yangon Heritage Trust.

Collection and conservation experts from the Library, Olga Tsara and Jane Hinwood, will discuss how the Linnaeus Tripe Album came to be part of the Library’s collection, the significance of the album, the photographic process that Tripe used, and the conservation of the album.

Olga Tsara is a Heritage Collections Librarian with the State Library.  She has a Bachelor of Arts with Honours (Philosophy and Art History) and has worked as a librarian with the pictorial collections of the State Library Victoria for 24 years. She has curated exhibitions and websites, and has published a number of research essays in exhibition catalogues and the peer reviewed La Trobe Journal, including a piece on the rare set of 120 photographs of Burma taken in 1855 by the British army photographer Captain Linnaeus Tripe during a diplomatic mission to Burma. Her research interests include 19th Century photography, political graphics and artists’ archives.

Jane Hinwood is the Conservation Coordinator at State Library Victoria. Jane completed a Bachelor of Applied Science in Conservation of Cultural Material, specialising in paper and photographs, at the University of Canberra. She has worked at the Powerhouse Museum, Sydney; the Conservation Centre for Art and Historic Artefacts in Philadelphia USA; in Switzerland in private practice and London at the Royal Academy of Art and English Heritage. In Melbourne she had worked at Museum Victoria and the Ian Potter Conservation Centre at Melbourne University before joining the State Library in 2000.

A question and answer session will be conducted after the talk.

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