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We have been working with Google Arts and Culture to digitise Park and Palace archive materials including digitiszing two private collections (Nancy McMillan and Shoenberg family archive); highlights from the Hornsey Historical Society; approximately 75% of the Alexandra Palace Television Society collection; the complete collection of Alexandra Palace’s print, postcards, stereo-cards, First World War collections; whilst making a huge dent in the newly rediscovered collection. Thanks to the help and support of our volunteers over 5,000 scans have been created.
The culmination of phase 1 of the digitiszation project was the launch of the Alexandra Palace archive on the Google Arts and Culture platform, which released 521 items, as well as three curated exhibitions investigating the Opening Night of Television, the History of Alexandra Palace, and introducing the “Hidden Archive”. Google kindly produced a video to accompany the scanning project and highlight the rediscovered collections. You can view the collections here:
The AP team have also been working intensively with colleagues in BBC History dept. to draw up a partnership agreement for the next 10 years. This formalisation is the manifestation of confidence in the Trust and the future of Alexandra Palace as a significant heritage site.