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Monday, March 4, 2024

History of TV news goes live at Wireless Hill Museum

Western Australia’s largest collection of television-related artifacts will be on display at Wireless Hill Museum for the exhibition Television News From Analogue to Algorithm.

The exhibition will tell the story of how television news was and is still being delivered into WA homes including how news stories were gathered and broadcasted.

Among the 20 items on display from the Pictures in Motion Museum of Film and Television is a black and white studio camera used for the opening of TVW Channel 7 in October 1959 which was the first television station to start broadcasting in Western Australian.

City of Melville Council Acting Creative Lead and Museum Curator, Emma Mroz said Television News From Analogue to Algorithm would be a fascinating look into how television news had evolved from the first broadcast in Western Australia to the modern day.

“As this is the largest collection of television-related artifacts in WA, this is a great opportunity to view the technology that has been used to create television news over the decades,” said Ms Mroz.

“We appreciate the Pictures in Motion Museum of Film and Television for partnering with us so we can put these items on display.

“Whether you are a journalism student or just have an appreciation and love for technology, I encourage you to visit Wireless Hill Museum to see the exhibition.”

Television News From Analogue to Algorithm will open on Sunday, 21 January to Sunday, 5 May 2024 at Wireless Hill Museum located in Yagan Mia Wireless Hill Park and will be open Wednesday to Sunday each week.

For more information, visit https://www.melvillecity.com.au/tvnews.

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