Art and Architecture, mainly

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Blog Tags:art history, history, architectural history, Victorian, Edwardian, Australia, Britain
Country:Australia
State/Province:Victoria
Location:Melbourne

The fine arts, decorative arts and architecture of Europe, North America and Australia, 1650-1933.



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Inga Walton wrote very well about the National Gallery of Victoria exhibition called Kings Over The Water (2013). Although religion played a significant role in the propaganda surrounding the overthrow of King James II, it was not necessarily an over...

Within two hours of his ship (SS William Nicol) landing in Australia in Feb 1842, James Butchart had seen enough of the recently planned City of Melbourne to be confident about his future. He quickly wrote an excited letter to his father, back on the...

In setting the historical context for the Ballet and Fashion Exhibition at the National Gallery of Victoria in 2012, Roger Leong wrote that art and fashion have long been associated with each other. Ballet and fashion have inspired each oth...

Jonathan Jones warned that as cultural heritage becomes one of the softest targets for financial brutalism, Northern museums and their precious objects will be lost forever, including Derby's Silk Mill-Industrial Museum. So I thought I better pu...

I have two very close connections with the upcoming Paralympic Games starting this week in Rio.  Firstly my father was the filtration engineer for all water sports at the 1956 Melbourne Olympic Games. There was never an Olympic swimming, diving...

Stratford on Avon’s half-timbered Guildhall was completed in 1420; thus the new Visitor Centre, which opened in April 2016, celebrates nearly 600 years of service. Following a £1.8 million restoration funded by National Lottery, Shakespeare’s Sc...

Sometimes I truly despair about the educational standards in our schools. Not regarding obscure PhD theses on particle physics; rather I mean ordinary primary school, high school and undergraduate education.Years ago I ran a competition for the Most...