We acknowledge the Gadigal of the Eora Nation, the traditional custodians of the Country on which the Art Gallery of New South Wales stands.

Pocket treasures daguerreotypes, ambrotypes and tintypes

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Senior conservator Analiese Treacy is the caretaker of the Gallery’s intimate pocket treasures – a collection of daguerreotype, ambrotype and tintype portraits that have been cherished and passed down through generations. Find out more about these early forms of photography and how their popularity and innovations established an interest in photographic portraiture that continues today.

Filmed on Gadigal Country

With thanks to Together In Art supporters: Philanthropic Support Partner AGNSW Women’s Art Group | Presenting Partner of the AGNSW Australian Art Collection Macquarie Bank