A new, free digital platform that provides access to the extraordinary collections from Western Australia's main cultural institutions through a single, searchable portal, has gone live.
Culture WA brings together collections from the Western Australian Museum, the State Library of Western Australia, and the State Records Office of Western Australia. Collections from the Art Gallery of Western Australia will be uploaded next year and will feature exciting new Aboriginal content.
The first phase of the Culture WA portal incorporates about 1.6 million collection records, covering material that ranges from single documents, research papers, maps and papers, to clothing, medals and toys, to thousands of scientific specimens. Being able to search the State's diverse collections from a single point will improve and broaden access to the unique stories of Western Australia.
The portal has been created using existing resources from across the State's culture portfolio agencies. As more of the State's collections are digitised and uploaded, more information and stories will become available.
Access this new way to explore our treasures here https://culture.wa.gov.au/