International Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) Awareness Day

Old Treasury Building 20 Spring Street, East Melbourne, VIC, Australia

The 9th day of the 9th month is globally acknowledged as International Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) Awareness Day, and the whole of September is now known as FASD Awareness Month. FASD is the leading preventable developmental disability in Australia, which occurs due to prenatal alcohol exposure. People with FASD can experience challenges such as […]

International Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

Old Treasury Building 20 Spring Street, East Melbourne, VIC, Australia

To acknowledge International Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, Old Treasury Building will be lit in gold (or yellow) from dusk on Tuesday 12 September 2023. Throughout September, the Children’s Cancer Foundation will be ‘going gold’ to raise money and awareness. Old Treasury Building will be lit in yellow for this event from sunrise to sunset.

ITP Awareness Week

Old Treasury Building 20 Spring Street, East Melbourne, VIC, Australia

This week is #ITPAwarenessWeek, where we help to raise awareness for patients living with the rare blood autoimmune disease #ImmuneThrombocytopenia or ITP. A rare disease where the body’s immune system attacks platelets. Platelets assist the blood in clotting, and ITP Patients have a low platelet count. ITP impacts approx. 1 in 10,000 Australians; it affects […]

A Lifetime of Labour: Kids at Work in Victoria’s Past

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We now expect childhood to be a time of play and learning, but that is a relatively recent development. In the past, many children were expected to work for their keep, and their working lives could begin very early by modern standards. In the country children minded sheep, milked cows and looked after poultry. In […]

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#SpotOurSpots for Mastocytosis and Mast Cell Diseases

Old Treasury Building 20 Spring Street, East Melbourne, VIC, Australia

20 October 2023 marks the 6th International Mastocytosis and Mast Cell Diseases Awareness Day. This year over 100 landmarks and venues across Australia will light up purple around Awareness Day to raise awareness of Mastocytosis and Mast Cell Diseases – a broad family of rare diseases that can be life threatening and are very often […]

Men’s Fashion in Melbourne’s Swinging Sixties: The View From a Discotheque

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From around 1966, chic discothèques such as the Thumpin’ Tum, Bertie’s and the Biting Eye catered to Melbourne teens and twenty-somethings keen to experience the swinging sixties. This talk explores the fashions featured at these venues – men’s fashions in particular – captured in intimate photographs taken by Go-Set! magazine photographer Jim Colbert. From neo-Edwardian […]

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Material Histories: Objects of War

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The next installment in the seminar series from Australian Catholic University and Old Treasury! ‘Material Histories’ presents new scholarship from a wide range of speakers, all united by their passion for objects!   Deborah Tout-Smith: Wartime in Melbourne’s Exhibition Building “We would have been better off in tents”, recalled Alan Walton, RAAF, based at Melbourne’s […]

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#Red4WED: World Encephalitis Day

Old Treasury Building 20 Spring Street, East Melbourne, VIC, Australia

World Encephalitis Day (Thursday, 22nd of February 2024) is part of Encephalitis International’s ongoing mission to raise awareness of the devastating neurological condition known as encephalitis. Despite affecting more than 500,000 people globally each year, encephalitis remains relatively unknown when compared to other neurological conditions. The prevalence of encephalitis is rising not only in Australia […]

Material Histories: Fashion in Black and White

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The next installment in the seminar series from Australian Catholic University and Old Treasury! ‘Material Histories’ presents new scholarship from a wide range of speakers, all united by their passion for objects! Fashion in Black and White From the ‘little black dress’ to the ‘classic white shirt’, it seems as if black and white have […]

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ASEAN Summit

Old Treasury Building 20 Spring Street, East Melbourne, VIC, Australia

To acknowledge the ASEAN Summit taking place in Melbourne from the 4 - 6 March 2024, the Premier has asked that buildings be lit in ASEAN Red, ASEAN Yellow, Prime Minister & Cabinet Navy Old Treasury Building will be lit in red, yellow and navy for this event from sunrise to sunset.