Stanislaus Ostoja-Kotkowski Albums
Archive of Laser, Sound and Image Artist JS Ostoja-Kotkowski Inscribed on UNESCO Memory of the World Register
These archives of one of the world’s earliest artists to work with laser, sound and image production - Joseph Stanislaus Ostoja-Kotkowski – and which are partly kept in the University of Melbourne’s Special Collections, have been inscribed on the UNESCO Memory of the World register for Australia.
The Ostoja-Kotkowski collection comprises 15 volumes of artist's albums compiled between 1962 and 1992 by the Polish-born Adelaide artist Stanislaus Ostoja-Kotkowski (1922-94). They include mainly photographs and press cuttings and document his career in stage design, murals, sculpture and holograms.
Additional material by Stanislaus Ostoja-Kotkowski, including correspondence, is located in the Meanjin Archive.
See: Katherine Smith, 'UNESCO Memory of the World registers Melbourne art archives', The Voice, vol. 2, no. 4, 17 March-14 April 2008, p. 4.