Access to your collection

Trove is a single point of entry to a treasure trove of cultural material, curiosities and stories from hundreds of partner organisations across Australia. We want to work together to share our rich history and stories with the curious.

  • Do you want a digital presence that can be accessed by the national audience?
  • Do you want your online collections discoverable to maximise your reach and investment?
  • Does your partner organisation have a specific digital collection in Trove you would like to feature?
  • Would you like to share the story of your organisation or how someone has used your collection?


Then Trove wants to hear from you!

Stylised image of a desktop computer screen showing the Trove homepage, a tablet showing the Trove Treasures enewsletter and a phone showing the Trove facebook page

Our service

Trove Partners can make promotional content available in the digital era whilst being recognised for it as a unique collecting organisation. Once your collections are on Trove, you are part of Australia’s largest discovery portal where your collections can be seen and engaged with by a strong loyal national audience. Trove users are frequent visitors and stay for a long time.

We can help enhance your presence and connect your collection to the Trove audience by tailoring a marketing campaign to your stories, using one or a number of promotional channels, all of which can feature your logo:

  • collection features to curate and showcase collections on Trove around a theme
  • blog posts to share engaging stories about your organisation, collections, programs, user experiences and more
  • event listings on Trove to promote your Trove-related programs
  • news items to announce your content in Trove, and
  • Trove trivia to highlight quirky or significant moments in Australian history.


We run an online exhibition program of collection features for partners that can bring together:

  • your whole digital collection (perfect for smaller organisations or collections with specific subject-area strengths)
  • collections on a specific theme 
  • collections relevant to a specific research project, exhibition, publication, learning program or local community
  • collaborations with collections of other partners.


These collection features provide a way for users to browse collections and uncover unexpected corners of Australia’s cultural collection.

Get started

Intrigued? It's easy for Trove Partners to get started:

  • Contact us briefly outlining what you would like to promote and the channel/s you are interested in
  • We will get back to you to discuss your proposal and the most suitable channel/s
  • Submit your draft promotional content. See the content guidelines for your selected channel: blog postscollection featuresevents and newstrove trivia
  • We will edit your content and seek your approval before publishing on Trove
  • Promote your published content and Trove will too. Make sure you refer to co-branding.


Partner experiences

Highlighting an unique collection: promoting the William Angliss Institute Library's digitised menu collection
1970's Qantas Menu showing a list of available food.
'Qantas Menu: [airline menu]', [197-?], from the William Angliss Institute,

Trove and the William Angliss Institute Library have recently collaborated to promote their digitised menu collection and new menu collections website on Trove.  

While looking at the collection and the options available to promote it was decided a blog would best highlight the unique collection while showcasing the importance of menus as a research tool to end-users. Trove also harvests the larger William Angliss Institute Library collection, and it was decided that the blog could also show how their collections can be found through a basic NUC search. 

Read the blog

Trove promoted the resulting blog on in its Trove Treasures e-newsletter and are planning further promotion of it. Resulting in a more end-users becoming aware of this important collection. 

It has been a rewarding experience partnering with Trove to promote this invaluable collection. Their team's professionalism and dedication made the collaboration seamless, and we eagerly anticipate future opportunities for collaboration. 

Vicky Qin, Special Collections Librarian, William Angliss Institute Library 

Featuring an online collection: promoting Biodiversity Heritage Library (BHL) Australia digitised collection
Three screens. The laptop showing the Biodiversity Heritage Literature collection feature, the mobile phone shows a date graph in the feature and the tablet screen shows BHL Australia website homepage.

Trove and the Biodiversity Heritage Library (BHL) Australia have recently collaborated to promote BHL Australia’s digitised collection on Trove. While looking at the collection and the options available to promote it was decided a Collection Feature would best showcase the diverse and fascinating collection while allowing end-users to explore the collection in a variety of ways. The collection being in one Trove category and largely digitised up also meant that a Collection Feature could be designed to explore the collection in multiple ways.

Trove promoted the Collection Feature on its website homepage, in the Trove Treasures enewsletter and on social media. Resulting in a more end-users becoming aware of this important collection.

BHL Australia is a national project working to make Australia's biodiversity heritage literature – the foundation of our understanding of our biodiversity – freely accessible and discoverable online so that we can build on that knowledge today. We digitise and upload material on behalf of 50+ organisations and publishers, including Australia's state and territory museums, herbaria, libraries, royal societies, government agencies and field naturalist clubs. BHL Australia is nationally funded by the Atlas of Living Australia.

It was great to work with Trove to promote this important collection and highlight the various ways it can be searched and accessed. The Trove team was easy to work with and we are hoping to do more in the future when promotion opportunities occur. 

Nicole Kearney, Manager, Biodiversity Heritage Library Australia


Creating digital access: cross-promoting the diaries of Frank Fenner with the Australian Academy of Science

Australian Academy of Science building and photo of one of Frank Fenner's diaries

Trove and the Australian Academy of Science collaborated to promote the significant achievement of digitising Professor Frank Fenner’s travel diaries and provide digital access to the diaries on Trove. These remarkable manuscripts are held in the Academy archives and were added to the UNESCO Australian Memory of the World Register in 2019. They were digitised by the National Library of Australia with support from the Asia Culture Center and the UNESCO Memory of the World Committee for Asia and the Pacific. 

Trove promoted the story on its website homepage, in the Trove Treasures enewsletter and on social media, while the Academy promoted a longer-form blog post using its own communication channels in tandem with the Trove campaign. These efforts resulted in uptake of the story by the UNESCO Memory of the World newsletter, strong stakeholder satisfaction and contributed to generating funding for future digitisation projects. 

Thank you for your work on digital access to the Academy’s Fenner manuscript material. We have had some excellent feedback on this project, which even made it into the UNESCO Memory of the World newsletter, and stakeholders appreciated seeing the story on the Trove homepage. We have managed to secure resources to expand digitisation of the archives and plan to use the Fenner project as a basis for other collections.

Clare McLellan, Archivist and project lead, Australian Academy of Science.