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20 Spring Street
East Melbourne, VIC 3002 Australia
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July 2019

Giorgio Armani

23 July 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 series profiling great designers with a look at the life and work of Giorgio Armani. Armani is one of the world’s best known fashion labels.

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Martha Needle

25 July at 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Old Treasury Building, 20 Spring Street
East Melbourne, VIC 3002 Australia
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Martha Needle was one of Australia’s worst female killers. In 1894 she was hanged for the murder of her fiancé’s brother, Louis Juncken. But before that she probably poisoned both her former husband and all three of her children. Discover her life and crimes in this free floor talk. Part of the 'Wayward Women?' Public Program.

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August 2019

Archbishop Goold’s Passion for late Baroque Painting

6 August at 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Old Treasury Building, 20 Spring Street
East Melbourne, VIC 3002 Australia
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Join Prof. Em. Jaynie Anderson in this free lecture. More details to come.   Part of the Public Program series for The Invention of Melbourne.

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An intro to ‘The Invention of Melbourne’

13 August 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 a free floor talk on our new exhibition 'The Invention of Melbourne: A Baroque Archbishop and Gothic Architect'.   Part of the Public Program series for The Invention of Melbourne.

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September 2019

A Baroque Archbishop: James Alipius Goold

10 September 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 a free talk on James Alipius Goold, who became Archbishop of Melbourne on 31 March 1874 Melbourne was made a metropolitan see.   Part of the Public Program series for The Invention of Melbourne.

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The Power of Display: Collecting and Exhibiting Religious Art in Colonial Melbourne

17 September at 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Old Treasury Building, 20 Spring Street
East Melbourne, VIC 3002 Australia
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Join Dr Callum Reid in this free talk. More information will be posted.   Part of the Public Program series for The Invention of Melbourne.

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October 2019

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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Join Dr Ruth Pullin for this free lecture. More details to come.   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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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.   More details to come.   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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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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