Lost Jobs in the City

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The world of work in Melbourne has changed dramatically since the 1850s. Once grubby factories dominated the landscape: now lofty office buildings dominate the skyline. Over the decades, street hawkers gave way to vending machines, newsboys to apps, but remnants of these workplaces still exist! From the subtle pulley attached to the side of a […]

Odd Bits of Europe No.1: Kaliningrad Explained

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In this new lecture series we take a look at the ''odd bits of Europe'' and in this case we loom at Kaliningrad. It is one of the most commonly questions I am asked - tell me about Kaliningrad? This Russian territory has a fascinating history and it is critically important as it provides the […]

Candlelight Vigil 2022

Old Treasury Building 20 Spring Street, East Melbourne, VIC

On the evening of May 4, 2022, people around Australia will come together to remember the women and children whose lives have been lost as a direct result of Family and Domestic Violence. Buildings across Melbourne and regional Victoria will turn purple for the night and with the support of the Victorian Government. Old Treasury […]

Light Up for Huntington’s Disease

Old Treasury Building 20 Spring Street, East Melbourne, VIC

#Lightitup4HD is a global campaign which aims to raise awareness for Huntington’s Disease (HD) and show support for those living with it and their families by lighting up iconic landmarks in blue. HD is a hereditary, progressive, neurological disease that impairs the ability to think, feel and move. Every child of a parent with HD […]

Cruising the Grand Canal of Venice

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The Grand Canal of Venice is one of the world’s most spectacular urban waterways. Its banks are lined with more than 170 buildings, most of which date from the 13th to the 18th century. These buildings are clear testimony to the incredible wealth and success of the Republic of Venice. There are many architectural delights […]

JJ Clark: Architect of the Old Treasury

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Discover the Old Treasury Building from first sketch to magnificent creation! Join Associate Professor Andrew Dodd, University of Melbourne, author of ‘JJ Clark: Architect of the Australian Renaissance’ in a discussion of the architecture of one of Melbourne’s finest buildings. Learn about John James Clark, the man behind the design, and gain an insight into […]

Manor Houses, Palaces & Castles of Belgium

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The Kingdom of Belgium boasts a magnificent array of 3000 plus castles, manor houses and palaces. This illustrated lecture will reveal some of the finest examples including: Gravensteen the “Castle of the Counts”, Royal Palace (Brussels), Château de Beloeil, Walzin Castle and many more. Experience these and many other fine regal buildings from across Belgium […]

Prophecy & Chance: Political Cartoonist in-conversation

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In association with Behind the Lines 2021: The year in political cartoons – prophecy and chance. Old Treasury Building in partnership with the Museum of Australian Democracy are pleased to bring you this very special event. Exhibition curator Holly Williams in conversation with political cartoonist of the year Glen Le Livre as they unpack the […]

LGBTQ Domestic Violence Awareness Day

Old Treasury Building 20 Spring Street, East Melbourne, VIC

The LGBTQ Domestic Violence Awareness Day is the newest day of significance on the LGBTIQ calendar, which was founded in 2020.  The day has the support of Prime Minister Scott Morrison and its Patrons are The Honourable Dame Quentin Bryce AD CVO and Victoria’s Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commissioner Ro Allen. Old Treasury Building […]

The Making of Paris

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Paris remains one of the greatest travel bucket list destinations. It seems that Paris, the city of light and love has always inspired the traveller. The making (or the story) of Paris is fascinating and complex. The history of Paris begins in approximately 259 BC, with the Parisii, a Celtic tribe settled on the banks […]