A digital restoration of a Melbourne icon
The Digital Woman’s Mural: A virtual Tour was launched at the end of 2019 and has been commended at the 2020 MAPDA awards. It was produced in collaboration with Her Place Museum and the Women’s Mural Documentation Project to help interpret and celebrate the legacy of the iconic Women’s Mural: From Bomboniere to Barbed Wire in Melbourne’s north. Through the bespoke platform, we were able to digitally restore the mural and examine community attachments to this important piece of street art. While the mural has been subsequently demolished, the Digital Woman’s Mural provides an ongoing resource for people to enjoy the art and stories that made the site so iconic. Funding for the project was generously provided by the Victorian Public Records Office as part of the Local History Grants Program.