The Queen’s Album explores the unique story of an album of photographs gifted to Queen Victoria at Windsor Castle in 1882 on behalf of the people of NSW. The album contained 64 photographic images of sites and scenes in Sydney and regional NSW that were constructed to promote NSW as a progressive and desirable place, and to consolidate its position within the British Empire. At the time, the album was described as a ‘graceful tribute of loyalty’ to Queen Victoria. Today, its whereabouts is unknown.
The Queen’s Album reimagines a moment in history from nearly 140 years ago in this beautiful exhibition produced to mark 200 years since the birth of Queen Victoria.
Information for venues
Our exhibition touring manual shows a variety of exhibition elements that allow you to tailor an exhibition to suit your venue’s size, objectives and resources.
Newcastle City Library - War Memorial Cultural Centre
15 Laman Street, Newcastle 2300
25 September to 2 November 2019
Everglades House and Gardens gallery
37 Everglades Avenue, Leura 2780 NSW
11 to 27 July 2019
Government House Sydney
Macquarie Street, Sydney
24 May to 16 June 2019
Today, the whereabouts of the album presented to Queen Victoria are unknown.
Can you help us solve the mystery of what happened to the original 1882 album?