05/08/2021

Registrations are still available to join the webinar about a collaborative research project initiated by the recent discovery of a historically significant map dated 1838.

Detail of mapDetail: Plan of the district of Adelaide; Light, Finniss & Co. 1838. HT2020.01; Migration Museum; History Trust of South Australia.

The map, produced in the office of Colonel William Light and Boyle Travers Finniss, Light Finniss & Co, Adelaide is from the collections of the Migration Museum located in Adelaide. The map, originally thought to be printed, came to Artlab for condition assessment and re-housing. During preliminary examination, it became apparent the map was completely hand-drawn and was identified as an unpublished early drawing of Adelaide and its suburbs. This lead to further detailed analysis and research.

Artlab is presenting the webinar at 2.00pm on 12 August 2021 with  AICCM (Australian Institute for the Conservation of Cultural Materials). Artlab and University of SA representatives will talk about the process of 3D scanning the map and the multi-analytical investigation behind this compelling collaborative project between Artlab Australia, State Library of SA, Migration Museum (History Trust of SA) and University of SA.

Register here for this free event.

Download schedule for webinar.