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20 Spring Street
East Melbourne, VIC 3002 Australia
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October 2019

The Archbishop and the Artist: Goold and Von Guerard

1 October at 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Old Treasury Building, 20 Spring Street
East Melbourne, VIC 3002 Australia
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Eugene von Guérard’s first contact with James Alipius Goold took place in the unruly setting of Ballarat’s goldfields, in November 1853. Their ongoing and little-known association, built on shared interests and experiences, sheds new light on the lives of Melbourne’s leading landscape painter and its first Catholic bishop. Join Dr Ruth Pullin for this free lecture.   Part of the Public Program series for The Invention of Melbourne.

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The legacy of Leonardo da Vinci

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

This year marks 500 years since the death of the celebrated Leonardo da Vinci (15 April 1452 – 2 May 1519), the extraordinary Italian polymath of the Renaissance whose wide-ranging areas of interest that included invention, drawing, painting, sculpting, architecture, science, music, mathematics, engineering, literature, anatomy, geology, astronomy, botany, writing, history, and cartography. Leonardo accomplished so much in so many fields.  He is recognised as one of the great painters of all time. Leonardo was a true Renaissance man. This…

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William Wardell Seminar

8 October at 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Old Treasury Building, 20 Spring Street
East Melbourne, VIC 3002 Australia
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An evening of architectural discussion presented by the Office of the Victorian Government Architect. Speakers: State Government Architect- Jill Garner The Gothic Bank- Peter Lovell St Patrick's Cathedral- Arthur Andronas.   Part of the Public Program series for The Invention of Melbourne.

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A Gothic Architect: William Wilkinson Wardell

15 October at 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Old Treasury Building, 20 Spring Street
East Melbourne, VIC 3002 Australia
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Join us for this free floor talk on William Wilkinson Wardell, noted architect of St Patrick's Cathedral, Melbourne.   Part of the Public Program series for The Invention of Melbourne.

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Olga Radalyski and the Body in the Boot Box

24 October at 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Old Treasury Building, 20 Spring Street
East Melbourne, VIC 3002 Australia
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In December 1898 Melbourne was transfixed by a gruesome mystery: The body of a young woman was found in the Yarra River at Richmond, her naked body jammed into a boot box. No one came forward to claim her. For nearly a month the police sought desperately to identify her, while thousands of Melburnians filed past her body in the morgue. Finally she was identified as seventeen-year-old Mabel Ambrose, the tragic victim of an abortion gone wrong. She was one…

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Great Architects: I M Pei and his legacy

29 October at 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Old Treasury Building, 20 Spring Street
East Melbourne, VIC 3002 Australia
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I M Pei the award winning and prolific architect passed away in May at the age of 102. He never really retired. I M Pei’s contribution to architecture has been extraordinary and lives on with works such as the Pyramid at the Louvre, Paris and John F Kennedy Library, Boston. This lecture will profile the life and work of I M Pei.

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November 2019

St Patrick’s Cathedral

12 November at 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Old Treasury Building, 20 Spring Street
East Melbourne, VIC 3002 Australia
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Join us for this free floor talk about the marvellous Gothic structure, St Patrick's Cathedral.   Part of the Public Program series for The Invention of Melbourne.

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Bishop Goold and the Wild Wild West

28 November at 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Old Treasury Building, 20 Spring Street
East Melbourne, VIC 3002 Australia
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In this lecture Shane Carmody will explore the extraordinary library developed by Melbourne’s fist Catholic Bishop, James Alipius Goold (1813 – 1886) and in particular one rare  book and the story of exploration, forbidden love and buffaloes that led to its publication.   Part of the Public Program series for The Invention of Melbourne.

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December 2019

Making an impression – with a glass of champagne

10 December at 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Old Treasury Building, 20 Spring Street
East Melbourne, VIC 3002 Australia
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This beautifully illustrated lecture explores one of the most popular periods of art: Impressionism and rather appropriately will start with a glass of champagne for a festive season toast!

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February 2020

Browsing the Shelves: Books in an Exhibition

6 February, 2020 at 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Old Treasury Building, 20 Spring Street
East Melbourne, VIC 3002 Australia
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Join Shane Carmody as he describes the story behind the books from the library displayed in the exhibition The Invention of Melbourne: A Baroque Archbishop and a Gothic Architect.  Drawn from the library of James Alipius Goold (1812 – 1886), first Catholic Bishop of Melbourne, the books on display are just a sample of one of the finest libraries assembled in colonial Melbourne. Shane will tell the story of the books, their authors and publishers, and along the way the…

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March 2020

The Whole Duty of (Wo)men: Female Printers in the Goold Collection

1 March, 2020 at 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Old Treasury Building, 20 Spring Street
East Melbourne, VIC 3002 Australia
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Join Huw Sandaver in this free lecture. More details to come.   Part of the Public Program series for The Invention of Melbourne.

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