[‘Meet our volunteers’ appears in red and ‘Peter: Pictures volunteer’ appears in black on a white screen.]
[Peter sits in front of three paintings of Melbourne urban landscapes. He talks to the camera.]
Peter: I’m a volunteer in the Pictures Collection. I’m an architect and I provide additional expertise and value in sorting through architectural drawings ...
[Architectural house plans lay on a desk. Beside the plans, Peter’s hand makes notes in pencil on paper.]
Peter: … in describing them and re-bagging them and helping the cataloguers provide additional information, accurate information, to the catalogue so that people can find the drawings and know what they’re getting before they come in.
[Close-up of a house plan.]
Peter: I’m working on a collection called the Geoffrey Sommers Collection. Geoffrey was born in 1904 and died in 1984. And he worked on a range of different building types but was fascinated by the English picturesque and cottage type of architecture, and also the neo-Georgian architecture.
[Shot of two detailed drawings of neo-Georgian buildings.]
Peter: I love coming in here and meeting with other members of staff. There’s a wonderful group of people in here, very, very bright and intelligent people, and I just love their company and their conversation. I also love being involved in looking at the drawings and the objects because they’re so beautiful and so informative of different periods of architecture and styles of rendering, and showing architecture in its best light.
[The logos for the State Library of Victoria and the State Government of Victoria appear in white on a black screen.]