The Perfect MomentTe Whakaahua Tika

These photographs are a glimpse into The Spencer Digby - Ronald D. Woolf Collection.


He kitenga ēnei whakaahua ki The Spencer Digby - Ronald D. Woolf Collection.

When | Āhea

Sat 4 Nov – 19 May 2024

Where | Ki hea

Toi Art, Level 5

Cost | Te utu

Free entry

From 1931 to 1985, Spencer Digby Studios captured the lives of Wellington’s people – from dances to dog shows, from posed portraits to spontaneous moments. Located on Lambton Quay, the popular studio was known for its specialised services and modern equipment.

This group of over 250,000 images from Spencer Digby Studios was donated to Te Papa by Ronald D. Woolf in 1975.

Digitising the collection

Over the last two years, a dedicated team of Te Papa specialists has digitised thousands of photos from The Spencer Digby - Ronald D. Woolf Collection. This project was funded by the New Zealand Lottery Grants Board.

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