Giorgia Gakas (They/Them) is a collections specialist and historical photographic archives researcher with experience in government archives, mass digitisation projects and information and records management within the Australian and greater NSW public sector. Curiosity has taken them to the National Archives of Australia, SBS Archives and the Transport for NSW Historical Archive.
As well as undertaking higher degree research in the field of historical photographic archive collections, Giorgia's background comprises the exhibiting, organising and inventorying of papers, digital records and audio-visual legacy collections.
Giorgia is currently overseeing the digitisation and documentation of over 300,000 analogue film photographs in the Australian Museum Photographic Archives Digitisation (PAD) Project.
The Photographic Archives hold images dating from the 1860s to the 1990s, forming a continuous photographic record of the Australian Museum’s people, sites, major exhibitions, collections, scientific research, fieldwork, and education for over 100 years. The collection consists of images in several formats such as large format black and white negatives, roll film, colour negatives, lantern slides, 35mm and 120 slides, medium and large format transparencies, and glass plate negatives.