Peter van Dijk, managing director of Galexia, an internationally recognised new-technology systems consulting firm, installed free of charge a remarkably sophisticated computer system, enabling the Museum to upgrade the entire digital services it can offer. This system archives all collections of documents and photographs, as well as allowing access to these collections to visitors in the display galleries via iPads and television screens.
Peter spent many weeks researching, programming and installing this equipment. Indeed he continues to remotely monitor and upgrade the service from Sydney. Without the expertise and selfless donation of time, the Museum would not have been able to afford such a valuable system; a service that we estimate to be in excess of $60,000.
Part of this upgrade is a public-access internet service that allows visitors to access the internet via Museum computers or their own electronic device. This is a valuable service to visitors, and provides revenue to cover the cost of hardware for this system.