Framed certificate from the Baker Medical Research Institute to Kodak Australasia recognising their financial support for the Institute's research into the causes and prevention of cardiovascular disease. This highlights Kodak's wider philanthropic activities in the Victorian community and their relationship with the Baker Medical Institute, named after Thomas Baker, the founder of Baker and Rouse which later amalgamated with Kodak to form Kodak Australia Limited.

This certificate is part of the Kodak Heritage Collection of products, promotional materials, photographs and working life artefacts collected from Kodak Australasia in 2005, when the Melbourne manufacturing plant at Coburg closed down.

Kodak Australasia manufactured and distributed a wide range of photographic products to the Australasia region, such as film, paper, chemicals, cameras and miscellaneous equipment. Its client base included amateur and professional photographers, as well as specialist medical and graphic art professionals who used photography, x-ray and other imaging techniques.

Physical Description

Black painted, textured plastic frame with gold painted inner frame and a glass cover. Certificate is on white paper with a highly decorative red border. There is a Baker Medical Research Institute red heart logo in the lower left corner. Printed text is black as is calligraphy writing ink. The backing is thick, hard cardboard stapled to the frame. There is a strip of Velcro on the left and right edges on the backing board holding a thin, orange piece of nylon string.

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