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Modern Times exhibition on Flickr

August 10th, 2008 by Seb Chan

Last week we started another experiment on Flickr.

At the moment we have an exhibition, Modern Times, which is about modernism in Australia. The exhibition is a quite spectacular mix of objects – including a lovely set of milkbar seats to sit on (!!) – and ends with a triple projector immersive audio-visual experience produced by our Image Services Department. The immersive pulls together contemporary photography taken by our Image Services team and presents them much like the immersive AV that was made for the Great Wall of China exhibition.

As these photographs are so integral to the exhibition, and we’ve been making a lot of new acquaintances in Flickr it made perfect sense to open up a Modern Times group on Flickr and invite exhibition visitors and Flickr users to contribute their own photographs of modernism in Australia to the group. The Museum is planning some interesting things with these visitor-contributed photographs and the Image Services Department is managing the project.

Take a look at what has come in so far and feel free to contribute.

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