The collection of art-related press clippings belonging to the Research Library of the Art Gallery of New South Wales is one of the most complete of its kind in Australia. It dates from the 1870s, but is particularly comprehensive for the 20th century. In order to preserve the collection and make it more widely available to researchers, the library began a process of digitisation and transcription in 2002.
The volumes completed so far cover the period January 1905–June 1921; June 1921–August 1923; August 1923–March 1924 (in progress); January 1938–January 1940; November 1947–February 1950; and January 1952–December 1953. Only transcribed text is available on this database. Unlike many other newspaper digitisation projects, this text is uploaded after being thoroughly checked and edited. This should allow for greater accuracy in searching. If you would like to have a particular article and/or image from an article (in jpeg format), you can request this.
The digitisation project has been undertaken through the generous support of our library benefactors.