Rediscovering the Town Hall vaults
A collection of stories
Built up since the 1850s, the historic collections ‘vault’ at Ballarat Town Hall consists of written records, ledgers, framed photographs and artworks, maps, ephemera and more, documenting Council operations and important moments in Ballarat’s heritage over the last 160 years. These are currently stored in the upper rooms of the Town Hall which are not publicly accessible, and so opening up the collection with technology provides an opportunity to interact with it in new ways. Utilising digital mediums means that we can make the collection accessible to those both within and outside of Ballarat.
Starting to tell the stories of the City's Town Hall collection helps bring it to life...