The Advocate Gift

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Vinegar disease strikes one million!

‘Vinegar disease’ or the deterioration of The Advocate’s photographic collection of approx. one million negatives has been detected.  The negatives are decaying, and the risk of losing a significant part of our region’s history is imminent. The Advocate Gift will be given to the Burnie Regional Museum to be placed into the newly-built world-standard archival freezer store. This will stop the vinegar disease in its tracks, preserving the collection for the future!


Also visit the Burnie Regional Art Gallery from 19 August - 14 September to see some of the wonderful images from this exciting collection on a large scale. Curated by former Advocate Photographer Grant Wells.


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Burnie Regional Museum gifted over a million frames of photographic history


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