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October 2017

Museums of Copenhagen

31 October at 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Old Treasury Building, 20 Spring Street
East Melbourne, VIC 3002 Australia
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$15

We continue our popular lecture series profiling cities which boast a fine a collection of museums with a look at the capital city of Denmark, Copenhagen. This beautiful city and its immediate environs has much to offer the museum lover with museums devoted to a broad range of subjects the likes of the Carlsberg Visitor Centre (brewing), Danish Architecture Centre, Danish National Gallery, Frederiksborg Museum (history), Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, North Atlantic House (cultural history of Greenland, Iceland, Faroe…

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November 2017

Colonial Melbourne No 4

5 November at 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Queen Victoria Market, 513 Elizabeth St
Melbourne, VIC 3000 Australia
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$25

This is the last walk in our series to explore colonial Melbourne. This walk will take us from the front of the Trades Hall on a meandering journey that will finish at the RACV City Club.

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Paintings of Early Melbourne- November Tour

23 November at 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Old Treasury Building, 20 Spring Street
East Melbourne, VIC 3002 Australia
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$8
The Princess Theatre in 1875. Unknown artist. View from Melbourne over the Yarra Melbourne watercolour by Henry Easom Davies c1864. On display in the 'Paintings of Early Melbourne' tour of Old Treasury Building.

Discover the rare and little known paintings of Melbourne from the 1840s to the 1870s, from the Roy Morgan Research Centre Collection. These paintings, watercolours and lithographs provide an insider’s glimpse of the early beginnings of colonial Melbourne and offer an insight into the life of Melbournians, from a swamp town to the opulence and wealth of the gold rush era. Due to the location of this display, viewing is only available on a tour.

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Lost Melbourne

28 November at 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Old Treasury Building, 20 Spring Street
East Melbourne, VIC 3002 Australia
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$15

In recent years, the cityscape of Melbourne has been radically transformed. We have seen the destruction of many buildings to make way for new skyscrapers and contemporary structures. In the first of a series of lectures, we take a look at Melbourne of yesterday and what we as a community have sacrificed in the name of progress and along the way discover the old Eastern Market, grand mansions of St Kilda Road, the Federal Hotel, Melbourne Coffee Palace and many…

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December 2017

Great Architects and their Architecture No 1 with a glass of Christmas cheer…

12 December at 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Old Treasury Building, 20 Spring Street
East Melbourne, VIC 3002 Australia
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$20

As our year of lectures draws to a close, this beautifully illustrated lecture which will be the first in a series offering profiles some of the world’s greatest architects, and how they have encouraged us to think differently about buildings. In no order and randomly selected, in this lecture we consider - Mies Van Der Rohe, Philip Johnson, Eero Saarinen,  Zaha Hadid and Norman Foster. On arrival, you will be greeted with a glass of French Champagne for a toast…

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