Ever Changing, Ever Growing – Picture This!: Online Storytelling Through Photo Archives

On Sunday, September 18, 2022, Jill Hartke, Albuquerque Museum Digital Archivist, spoke about the digital resources of the museum’s photo archives and how she shares stories focusing on those about Albuquerque from the collection online. Have you ever wanted to learn how to create a visual podcast? She will introduce you to the way that she creates the photo archive’s “Picture This” visual podcast series. Some of the stories behind her “Picture This” podcast will be shared.

After her formal presentation and a question-and-answer period with the auditorium audience, she lead members of the audience on a quick tour of the photo archives display space and the research/ collections area at the Museum.

The program was held at the Albuquerque Museum at 2000 Mountain Rd. NW in Old Town. Parking is free in the lot south of the Museum. Admission to the Museum and the AHS program is also free. Seating is limited, so come early to guarantee yourself a seat. The presentation was live-streamed on the Albuquerque Historical Society’s Facebook Page.

Photo of Jill HartkeJillian Hartke is the digital archivist at the Albuquerque Museum in Albuquerque, New Mexico. She studied History at the University of Missouri and completed a Master’s of Library Science at the University of Missouri. She has worked as a librarian in academic, public, and non-profit institutions for over a decade, and has managed the Photo Archives of the Albuquerque Museum since 2018. She is an advocate for access to information and public transparency of collections held in libraries, archives, and museums. She believes in communicating the strengths and weaknesses of a collection to help build stronger community participation in the collecting process and more enthusiastic support for preserving collections for future generations.

Photo of B.B. King in Placitas, New Mexico
B.B. King in Placitas, New Mexico
Courtesy Albuquerque Museum Photo Archives