ROCK ART DIGITISATION
CAN YOU HELP US DIGITISE MAGNTs ROCK ART ARCHIVE?
The MAGNT Aboriginal Rock Art archive was developed over a period of 30 years through extensive field work by pioneering rock art specialist Dr George Chaloupka OAM FAHA. The collection is of great national and international significance. It contains the earliest and most comprehensive visual and documentary record held anywhere in the world of the rock art of the Arnhem Land Plateau region.
There is a critical need to undertake the digital conversion of 21,000 original Kodachrome slides in the archive. Over the decades, these unique transparencies have gradually degraded and digitisation is the only way to preserve the images in the slides. Once digitised, the archive will be accessible to Traditional Owners and collaborating researchers to inform the monitoring and management of rock art sites, for investigating the contemporary and ancient cultural significance of the sites, and for educating a new generation of custodians.
Without existing resources, we need community support to make this important project possible.
Contact MAGNT if you’re able to help support this project.
Image: Emu hunt, Dungurrung, Kakadu. Photo: George Chaloupka