Picture Library - Rugby

With all the hype around rugby this year, the Te Papa Picture Library team thought I would get into the spirit and check out images of rugby memorabilia in Te Papa’s Collection.

This led us on an image research trip, dressed in a fashionable bright yellow winter jacket, with our Collection Manager Art - Photography & New Media, Anita Hogan. Te Papa keeps its negative collection in cool stores, so to view and select negatives that were yet to be scanned and loaded online, we were required to enter a rather chilly environment.

Te Papa’s cool stores sit at very consistent cool temperatures of only 3° and 13 °, both with low humidity levels. Storage of negatives in a cool dry place is essential to preserve them.

Want to see more about the cool store and the fashionable bright yellow winter jacket? Check out the Youtube clip Cool Photos - Tales from Te Papa episode 73