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Old Treasury Building

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20 Spring Street
East Melbourne, VIC 3002 Australia
(03) 9651 2233

January 2020

A Baroque Archbishop: James Alipius Goold

23 January at 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
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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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Behind the scenes at the Old Treasury Building- January tour

30 January at 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Old Treasury Building, 20 Spring Street
East Melbourne, VIC 3002 Australia
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This tour will give you an insight into early Melbourne, through architecture, art and artefacts, in an iconic gold rush building. The Old Treasury building is one of very few gold rush buildings still in use in the city. Come behind the scenes to experience this building, from huge gold storage vaults in the basement, to the opulent Executive Council Chamber above. Along the way, you will see rare paintings from the Roy Morgan Research Centre collection, only available by…

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February 2020

Browsing the Shelves: Books in an Exhibition

6 February 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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A Gothic Architect: William Wardell

13 February 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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Discovering Five Renaissance Cities: Mantua, Urbino, Ferrara, Parma and Sabbioneta

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

This lecture by Kenneth Park takes a look at five Renaissance cities that are often missed by the travellers such as Mantua, home to the Gonzaga family who major patrons of the arts and artists including Mantegna, Alberti, Romano and Rubens. Our grand tour will include the beautiful cities of Urbino, Ferrara, Parma and Sabbioneta.

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St Patrick’s Cathedral

20 February 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. This is a repeat presentation of the talk given on November 12, 2019.   Part of the Public Program series for The Invention of Melbourne.

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Behind the scenes at the Old Treasury Building- February tour

25 February at 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Old Treasury Building, 20 Spring Street
East Melbourne, VIC 3002 Australia
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$10

This tour will give you an insight into early Melbourne, through architecture, art and artefacts, in an iconic gold rush building. The Old Treasury building is one of very few gold rush buildings still in use in the city. Come behind the scenes to experience this building, from huge gold storage vaults in the basement, to the opulent Executive Council Chamber above. Along the way, you will see rare paintings from the Roy Morgan Research Centre collection, only available by…

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March 2020

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

1 March 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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Fashionable Style: the 1850s Crinoline

10 March at 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Old Treasury Building, 20 Spring Street
East Melbourne, VIC 3002 Australia
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The ‘must-have’ style of the mid-1850s, the crinoline, was worn by every class of society, and women on the Victorian gold fields were no exception! This dress style was far from practical to wear in a tent, but it was the prevailing fashion. The Old Treasury Building holds two dresses in this style in the collection. Entirely sewn by hand, it is estimated that there are over 5000 stitches in one of the skirts alone! Join historian Margaret Anderson to…

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