Heritage Item & Artwork Documentation

Heritage Collection Report

City of Greater Geelong

The City of Greater Geelong is the owner of a Heritage Collection of major national, state and local significance. It is made up of more than 12,000 heritage objects, artefacts and artworks. Spread across numerous locations throughout the municipality, the collection is incredibly diverse and reflects Geelong’s history as a vibrant and progressive city.

Our Heritage, Our Collection is the first time that the entire City of Greater Geelong Heritage Collection has been presented in a unified and holistic way. This report focuses specifically on moveable cultural heritage such as objects, artworks and artefacts.

This report has been developed through research, benchmarking, collection audits, internal Council workshops, community surveys, a community workshop and collection photography and documentation.

Behind The Scenes with nicole marie

Hi, Nicole here. This is a little behind the scenes info on this project, to provide some context for you to enjoy the imagery more closely.

This is one of my favourite projects undertaken for the City of Greater Geelong. I was commissioned to devise and manage multiple shoots to creatively document heritage items, locations, monuments and memorials across Geelong, for a comprehensive strategic report on Greater Geelong’s Heritage Collection. The report proposes a plan for how a city could manage and provide access to its 12000 movable artworks, objects and artefacts. So it’s significant and exciting for Geelong and our community.

Through the process, I learnt a huge amount about Geelong and its history. I was acquainted with public artworks and hidden gems. I heard about gold rush prospectors alighting in Corio Bay and walking to the goldfields in Ballarat with only a wheelbarrow. I was privileged to see and document exquisite historical items up close, like the grand, original and very heavy mayoral chair. It’s really incredible to interact with history like this and make that experience more accessible to others.

Thanks for taking the time to listen in today. If you’d like to chat about your upcoming projects with me, please call me or e-mail me through my contact page. Love to hear from you.

Heritage Collection Report

Nicole Marie Photography

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