Assistant Collection Manager, Kodak Heritage Collection
Hannah Perkins working with the Kodak Heritage Collection.
Source: Museum Victoria
Hannah is currently working to research, register and rehouse objects in the Kodak Heritage Collection - a vast assemblage of images, equipment, films and ephemera from the former Kodak Australasia factory at Coburg.
Hannah’s interest in historical photography began at University, while researching early 20th century images of the Pacific in Queensland newspapers. She was co-editor of the AAAPS online history textbook Topics from Oceania and graduated with Honours and a dual Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Creative Industries degree from Queensland University of Technology. Her Honours thesis was an exploration of historical narratives in museum labelling. This fostered in her a love for the way in which objects and images communicate, and form the touchstones of our memories and interactions. It also led to a deeper involvement in the museums industry.
Hannah went on to work for Queensland Museum’s Cultures and Histories Department as an Assistant Collection Manager and Assistant Curator. Her first job was to audit and assess the Photographic Equipment collection, but throughout her time there she was lucky enough to work with everything from electronic valves to 1960s fashion.
She is excited to be at Museum Victoria concentrating on the history of photography and industry in Australia.