Powerhouse Museum is first to join Flickr ‘Commons’ project

The Powerhouse Museum is the first museum to join the Commons on Flickr.

They are choosing to start slowing with 200 historic images drawn from the Tyrrell Collection of Sydney and its surroundings. A further 50 will then be added each week.

In true Powerhouse spirit they have also done something a little different to the Library of Congress – and started to geo-tagging as many of the images as they can. This means you can see the images plotted on a map, then zoom in to browse and navigate. It also means that you get the great mix of ‘then and now’ photography as well. Great stuff.