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Our cultural collections tell us so much about our City, our region and our place in the world through historic objects, archives and through the eyes of artists.

Maitland City Council is custodian to several significant artistic and historic cultural collections. These collections are spread across facilities and sites within the City and include Maitland Regional Art Gallery, Maitland Library, Maitland Gaol, Morpeth Museum and the Old Maitland Hospital.

Thanks to an extensive digitisation project, supported by the NSW Government Regional Cultural Fund, these collections are now available to search online.

Currently, 200+ records are online, with images being added regularly as the digitisation project continues.

Image credit: Emma Lohmann, A view of Maitland (after Vermeer), 2006, Oil on canvas, 96.5 x 115cm, Maitland Regional Art Gallery Collection


The Search allows you to look for any words describing an object or artist.

Enter the words you wish to search for. For more specific results: you can search on a phrase (e.g. "still life"), include a word (e.g. +painting), exclude a word (e.g. -oil), or search on part of a word (e.g. paint*). Please see the help topic on the Search for more details on how to enter your searches.

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