A person stands in Claremont Museum tending to a dress on a mannequin. There is a piano-style instrument, signage and a window in the background.
Staff member at Claremont Museum. Image courtesy Claremont Museum.

Making it possible for local community collections to be part of Trove

Australia’s much loved digital library Trove is inviting community-led, volunteer-run and rural and regional collecting organisations across Australia to make their significant digital collections and data available and findable in Trove.

Following the budget announcement in April 2023, the National Library of Australia has announced that these organisations will not be asked to pay to showcase their digital content in Trove.

Assistant-Director General, Collaboration Branch, Alison Dellit said, ‘The Budget announcement has allowed the National Library to reduce the financial barrier that prevented small organisations from adding their content to Trove. Sharing local community stories is part of the magic of Trove and we look forward to inviting them to be part of the Trove community.’

Emma Crofts from the National Wool Museum in Geelong said, ‘The power and reach of hosting our collections online and linked in Trove is extremely significant. By raising awareness of the Museum online we benefit from visitors sharing personal stories that helps us to further interpret, document and understand our collections.’

Fiona Crossan, Museum Curator & Coordinator at the Town of Claremont Museum WA said, ‘Having on-line accessibility allows us to share the stories of our collection to a wider audience in new and unique ways.’

Interested collecting institutions can find out more information about how to become a part of Trove at https://trove.nla.gov.au/partners/partner-services/contribute or contact Trove Partner Support at trove.nla.gov.au/partners/partner-support.

Images for media use are available for download via Dropbox.


Georgia McDonald, Media Liaison, National Library of Australia

M: 0401 226 697

E: media@nla.gov.au