ICA brings home Queensland Architecture

Last week John Oxley Library staff attended the International Council of Archives Congress in Brisbane. Held every four years, this was the first time the event had taken place in the Southern Hemisphere.

University of Queensland’s Professor Jane Hunter gave an interesting talk about utilisation of a Web 3.0 approach to build an online digital archive of architectural practice in post-war Queensland.  Working with the State Library, UQ is putting together oral histories aligned with transcripts, GIS mapping and data driven visualisations to paint a vivid picture of Queensland’s architectural landscape from 1945 to 1975.

Professor Hunter’s paper from the ICA Congress is available to read online.  

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Centenary Pool, Spring Hill, Brisbane, 1960. State Library of Queensland. Image number: lbp00211

A well-known example of post-war Queensland architecture: Centenary Pool, Spring Hilll, Brisbane, 1960

 Catherine Cottle – Digital Collections Curator, State Library of Queensland