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 are unknown.
The Queen’s Album reimagines a moment in history from nearly 140 years in this beautiful exhibition produced mark 200 years since the birth of Queen Victoria.
Everglades House and Gardens gallery
37 Everglades Avenue, Leura 2780 NSW
11 to 27 July 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?