The National Archives of the Cook Islands will be presenting an exhibition from Thursday 5th March to the end of March 2015. Cook Islands digitised photographs dating back to the 1920s will be exhibited through slide shows in our National Museum-Runanga Pakau, situated at the Ministry of Cultural Development-Tauranga Vananga. This exhibition is open to the public for viewing from Friday 6thMarch (8am-4.00pm) with an entry fee of $5.00 per person.
In 2012, the National Archives of the Cook Islands -Punanga Akamou Korero was given the Digitisation Project which was funded by the UNESCO Team, to digitise our Audio Visual Collections including our still images.
The contents of this production are part of the National Archives of the Cook Islands Photographic Collections. The photos are digitised collections in the forms of negatives, slides, photographs and proofs. We hold over a thousand still images and have started digitising these for the purpose of preservation, easy access and exposure. This will be the first slide show of photographic exhibition that displays old photographs and it will not be the last as the National Archives is still in the process of digitizing our proofs, negatives and slides.